Julius Baer

Asia Momentum Fund

Cayman Fund ‘swindled Malaysian citizens out of $212M as part of 1MDB fraud’

A Cayman Islands fund allegedly swindled a British Virgin Islands investment vehicle whose ultimate investors were "citizens of Malaysia" out of more than $200 million as part of the 1MDB fraud, all while its directors, Stuart Brankin (pictured), Desmond Campbell, and Christine Godfrey, collectively received fees and expenses "totaling more than US$100,000", it has been claimed in a lawsuit.

SRC International (Malaysia) Ltd. v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in SRC International (Malaysia) Limited (in Liquidation), a British Virgin Islands-domiciled company whose ultimate parent was 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, until 2012, when its ownership was transferred to "the Malaysian Ministry of Finance" v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd. (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Vladimir Mrvic: Complaint

Complaint "to collect his unpaid federal penalty assessments and interest related to his financial interests in foreign bank accounts" in USA v. Vladimir Mrvic, described as "a dual citizen of the United States and Serbia", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Mubadala Fund et al: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, described as "a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov" whose "wealth is held in offshore structures and through nominee ownership around the world, making it necessary to gather evidence from a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore, as well as Kazakhstan and a number of offshore jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to take discovery from Mubadala Fund, Extell Developrnent, Edward Mermelstein, One and Only Realty, Eduard Ogai, Credit Suisse, American Express and others for use in legal proceedings in Kazakhstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Aidan Karibzhanov: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, who "is a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov", for an order of judicial assistance "to obtain testimony and documentary evidence to assist in discovery for use in prospective Kazakhstan civil proceedings" involving her former husband, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Changtel Solutions UK Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Nicholas Edward Reed and Julie Anne Palmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Changtel Solutions UK Limited and Ji-Chuen Jason Tsai, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

UK businessman with sprawling offshore group wanted for fraud in Bermuda

An Interpol Red Notice has been issued against U.K. national Ramesh Dusoruth, who evidently fled Bermuda after being criminally charged with swindling "several million dollars" from investors in his offshore finance group, which includes firms in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, England, Malta, Netherlands, and possibly the BVI.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer (Guernsey): Motion to Quash

Motion to Quash Subpoena Issued to accounting firm Goldberg Gluck & Brusilovsky LLP by Lessia Shatalin and Katerina Duncan in USA v. All Assets Held at Bank Julius Baer & Company Ltd., Guernsey Branch, in the name of Pavlo Lazarenko at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Jose Hawilla et al: Criminal Information

Criminal Information in USA v. Jose Hawilla, Traffic Sports USA, Inc., and Traffic Sports International, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Fairfield Sentry Limited (in liquidation): BVI Clawback Appeal Judgment

Judgment regarding an attempt by the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, to clawback redemptions from hedge fund investors In the Matter of the liquidation of Fairfield Sentry Limited and In the Matter of Quilvest Finance Limited, Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Madrid, Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA, SNS Global Custody BV, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., Lloyds TSB Bank, Martello Nominees Limited, ABN AMRO Fund Services (Isle of Man) Nominees Limited, Wise Global Fund Limited, Lombard, Odier, Darier, Hentsch & Cie, Mirabaud & Cie, SG Private Banking (Suisse) SA, EFG Bank SA, EFG Bank European Financial Group SA, Pictet & Cie, Credit Suisse London Nominees Limited, Buckmore Nominees Limited, UBS AG, UBS (Cayman) Limited, UBS (Luxembourg) SA, Alfredo Migani, Banco General SA, Banca Privada, Arbitral Finance Inc. and others.

USA v. Funds Associated With Pavlo Lazarenko: USA’s Motion For Summary Judgment

USA's Statement Of Material Facts As To Which There is No Genuine Dispute In Support Of Its Motion For Summary Judgment To Strike The Claim Of European Federal Credit Bank Limited (in liquidation) and the Answer of Liquidators of Eurofed Bank Limited (in liquidation) in USA v. Funds Associated With Pavlo Lazarenko at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Allen Stanford et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. Robert Allen Stanford, Laura Pendergest-Holt, Gilbert Lopez, Mark Kuhrt, and Leroy King at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld drops Wikileaks-related lawsuit

Florida-based tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld has dropped a civil complaint against the unknown operators of the whistle-blower's web-site Wikileaks in which he alleged he was the victim of an extortion attempt.Kleinfeld's action against the "true owner and operator" of www.wikileaks.org and the similarly anonymous owners of two email addresses, Julius.baer99@yahoo.com and raymondbaer@yahoo.com, was dismissed without prejudice at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 24, 2008 for failure to serve the defendants.

Julius Baer Bank tries to shut down Wikileaks.org for publishing client records

An offshore bank is seeking to close down a web-site for whistleblowers that is currently displaying account records that were allegedly leaked by the financial institution's former Chief Operating Officer. Cayman Islands-licensed Julius Baer Bank and Trust Co. Ltd. and its Swiss parent, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., filed a complaint against the anonymous operators of wikileaks.org and the California company that hosts its web-site, Dynadot LLC, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California on February 6, 2008.

Julius Baer drops attempt in US court to force web-site to remove client records

After a roller-coaster 28-day ride of litigation and negative publicity, the Julius Baer private banking group has dropped its injunction application and claim for damages against an anonymously-operated web-site for whistleblowers. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., incorporated in Switzerland, and a Cayman Islands subsidiary, Julius Baer Bank and Trust Co. Ltd., filed a notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice of its complaint against Wikileaks and wikileaks.org at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 5, 2008. In doing so, the plaintiffs stated that they "may, at their option, later pursue their claims, including in an alternate court, jurisdiction or venue".

Wells Fargo Bank records sought by Swiss money laundering investigators

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud and money laundering - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - that was filed at federal court on May 3, 2007. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Gyorgy Matrai, Pierre Schaefer, Limage Holding SA, Limage Southwest Holding Ltd., Wells Fargo Bank NA, Julius Baer Bank, Amas Bank, Banque de Patrimoines Prives, Ulf Juvel, and SMA International BV.

USA applies to seize $9 m ‘fraud proceeds’ from Bank Julius Baer (Guernsey)

The United States Government has applied to seize $9.75 million in allegedly criminal proceeds from two accounts at the Guernsey branch of Bank Julius Baer.The Government claims the money represents the proceeds of insider trading conducted by an employee of Credit Suisse in New York and an accomplice.

Switzerland: Gyorgy Matrai

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Gyorgy Matrai for alleged fraud, forgery and money laundering.

Insider Talking: April 5, 2007

Former Bahamas-based money manager Martin Tremblay receives a 48-month prison sentence for money laundering, Richard E. Busch, Jr. is extradited from the Republic of Panama to Alabama to face securities charges, clients of Julius Baer Holding AG are being investigated by German tax authorities after a former employee in the Cayman Islands stole data and turned it over to the authorities, and Bermuda Stock Exchange-listed Ashby Corporation announces collapse of deal to sell Bahamas Film Studio to Bahamas FilmInvest International.

US Gov’t applies to seize funds at Julius Baer (Guernsey)

The United States Government has applied to seize funds held at Bank Julius Baer in Guernsey that are believed to be the proceeds of health care fraud. A forfeiture application was filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on December 10, 2004 against approximately $3.4 million of funds held in an account in the name of AsiaTrust Limited as Trustee of The Cyreal Trust (formerly known as The Big Train Irrevocable Trust) located at Bank Julius Baer & Company (Guernsey), and four associated investment portfolio accounts.

USA v. Funds on Deposit at Bank Julius Baer & Co. et al: Complaint

Complaint in USA v. All Funds on Deposit at Bank Julius Baer & Company, Ltd., Credit Suisse (Guernsey) Limited, and Eurofed Bank Limited in the names of Pavlo Lazarenko, Pavel Lazarenko, Samante Limited, and Alexander Milchenko at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Anthony Defries v. Swiss Partners Investment Network et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Anthony Defries, a citien of the United Kingdom residing in Virginia, as the principal beneficiary and beneficial owner of the assets of Laurasca Foundation, of Liechtenstein v. Swiss Partners Investment Network, of Switzerland; Swiss Partners Insurance Company SPC Ltd., described as a "Swiss corporation" with "principal offices in Cayman Islands"; Liechtensteinische Landesbank Ltd., of Liechtenstein; Karp & Grenauer PA, of Florida; Bank Julius Baer & Company Ltd., of Switzerland; Dexia PrivatBank Switzerland, of Switzerland; Rainer H. Moser, of Switzerland; Martin P. Egli, of Monaco; Simon Newson, of Switzerland; Benno K. Raeber, of Switzerland; Anthony B. Stelling, described a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Cayman Islands; Elfried Hasler, of Switzerland; Norman Oehri, of Switzerland; Joel J. Karp, of Florida; Raymond J. Baer, of Switzerland; Armin Weber, of Switzerland; Marcel Wieduwilt, of Switzerland; Sigrid Baur, of Switzerland, and Alfons Widmer, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.