The U. S. SEC and the liquidators of Cayman Islands-domiciled Caledonian Bank have objected to an attempt by Sentinel Trust Services to block their proposed settlement of a securities fraud complaint and have questioned Sentinel's claim to be the bank's "owner".
Research by OffshoreAlert indicates that insolvent Caledonian Bank is controlled by Canadian hedge fund boss and United States citizenship-renouncer Terry Duffy, not Curacao-based hedge fund services provider Gordon Casey, as claimed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in its petition to wind up the bank.
Winding Up Petition in Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Bank Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Caledonian Bank received requests for withdrawals of more than $68 million in the few days after being sued by the SEC in the United States last Friday, it has been disclosed.
Caledonian Bank and affiliate Caledonian Securities have been taken over by their local regulator, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, four days after both were sued in the United States for alleged participation in a $75 million stock scam.