Lloyds Bank

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Blackbird Capital LLC, of Iowa v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Simon Hooper pleads guilty to fraud in England

United Kingdom national Simon Hooper has pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud involving British firm Rationale Investments Limited, which purports to be a property investment firm.

USA v. Malcolm Harrison: Complaint

Complaint "to collect outstanding civil penalties" for the defendant's "non-willful failure to report his interest in foreign bank accounts" at Butterfield Bank, in Bermuda, and Lloyd's Bank, in the United Kingdom, in USA v. Malcolm Harrison, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Lisa McCarthy et al v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint against "members of a price-fixing cartel designed to eliminate price competition between and among themselves and co-conspirators to fix the intra bank interest rate used as the basis for loans to consumers, including, inter alia, mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans, lines of credit, contracts, and all varieties of financial instruments" in Lisa McCarthy, Mary Katherine Arcell, Keith Dean Bradt, Jose Brito, Jan-Marie Brown, Rosemary D'Augusta, Brenda Davis, Pamela Faust, Carolyn Fjord, Donald C. Freeland, Donna Frye, Gabriel Garavanian, Harry Garavanian, Yvonne Jocelyn Gardner, Valarie Jolly, Michael Malaney, Lenard Marazzo, Timothy Nieboer, Deborah Pulfer, Bill Rubinsohn, Sondra Russell, June Stansbury, Clyde Duane Stensrud, Gary Talewsky, Diana Lynn Ultican, Pamela Ward, and Christine M. Whalen, described as "borrowers and consumers of loans and credit cards with variable interest rates" v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc., Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Inc., ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, ICE Data Services Inc., ICE Pricing and Reference Data LLC, Bank of America NA, Ban of America Corporation, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., Citibank NA, Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, HSBC Bank Plc, HSBC Bank USA NA, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Lloyds Bank Plc, Lloyds Securities Inc., MUFG Bank Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, National Westminster Bank Plc, NatWest Markets Securities Inc., Royal Ban; of Canada, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd., SMBC Capital Markets Inc., The Norinchukin Bank, UBS Group AG, UBS AG, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Valla PTC Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Valla PTC Limited, of Bermuda, as Trustee of the Westline Trust, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, HSBC Holdings PLC, UBS AG, Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank (and its affiliates Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Bankers Trust Company), Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Lloyd's Bank USA, Lloyd's Bank Commercial Banking, Commerzbank AG, and Bank of America, NA for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against Jonathan Moss Faiman, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco, over the alleged failure to repay $30 million in loans, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alceu Antimo Vezozzo Filho et al v. Raquel Moura Borges et al: Complaint

Complaint in Alceu Antimo Vezozzo Filho, Alceu Antimo Vezozzo, Market Street Corp., Townhouse Ventures Corp., and Grand Bay Assets Inc. v. Raquel Moura Borges, Rita de Cassia Ramoni Tanajura Leao, Global Access Investment Advisor, LLC, Global Access Investment Advisor Brasil S/S Limitada, and Global Access Partners Investimentos Limitada at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.
Brett Jolly - Fraudster

EXPOSED: ‘Privilege Wealth’ global investment fraud

Notorious British swindler Brett Jolly is secretly behind a global investment fraud being perpetrated under the name 'Privilege Wealth', OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves a sprawling web of companies and operators in Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dubai, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, Panama, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, UK, and USA.

Towergate Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Scott Egan, as the Foreign Representative of Towergate Finance Plc, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Albert A. Ross v. Lloyds Banking Group Plc: Complaint

Class Action Securities Complaint in Albert A. Ross v. Lloyds Banking Group Plc, formerly Lloyds TSB Group Plc; Sir Victor Blank, Chairman of Lloyds; and Eric Daniels, CEO of Lloyds, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company v. Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation) et al: Reply to Defense of GT Defendants

Reply to Defense and Defense to Counterclaim of the GT Defendants in Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company v. Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation), Maan Al Sanea, Awal Trust Company Limited, Barclays Private Bank and Trust (Cayman) Ltd. (as Trustee of the Saad Settlement); Saadgroup Limited, Golden Belt 2 Limited, Golden Belt 3 Limited, Singularis Holdings Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 2) Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 3) Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 4) Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 5) Limited, Awal Feeder 1 Fund, Awal Finance Company Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 4) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 5) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 6) Limited, Saad Air Limited, Saad Air (A340-600) Limited, Saad Air (A320) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 2) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 3) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 4) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 5) Limited, Saad Air (A380) Limited, Saad International Bank Limited, Saad Advisory Holdings Limited, Saad Cayman Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 5) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 8) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 9) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 10) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 4) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 5) Limited, and Saadgroup Financial Services Company Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Switzerland: Jose Alberto Aguin Magdalena

Request from Switzerland for Judicial Assistance in Criminal Matters in the Matter of Jose Alberto Aguin Magdalena filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company v. Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation) et al: Defense of Certain Defendants

Defense of Saad Investments Company Limited, Singularis Holdings Limited, Saad Cayman Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 4) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 5) Limited,  Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 8) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 9) Limited, and Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 10) Limited in Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company v. Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation), Maan Al Sanea, Awal Trust Company Limited, Barclays Private Bank and Trust (Cayman) Ltd. (as Trustee of the Saad Settlement); Saadgroup Limited, Golden Belt 2 Limited, Golden Belt 3 Limited, Singularis Holdings Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 2) Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 3) Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 4) Limited, Singularis Holdings (No. 5) Limited, Awal Feeder 1 Fund, Awal Finance Company Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 4) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 5) Limited, Awal Finance Company (No. 6) Limited, Saad Air Limited, Saad Air (A340-600) Limited, Saad Air (A320) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 2) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 3) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 4) Limited, Saad Air (A320 No. 5) Limited, Saad Air (A380) Limited, Saad International Bank Limited, Saad Advisory Holdings Limited, Saad Cayman Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 5) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 8) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 9) Limited, Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 10) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 2) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 3) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 4) Limited, Saadgroup Finance Company (No. 5) Limited, and Saadgroup Financial Services Company Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Brazil seeks evidence about Bercon Corp. in Florida

Brazil is seeking information about Bercon Corporation in Florida and accounts at Bank Hapoalim, Citibank and Lloyds Bank in New York for use in a criminal investigation into alleged tax evasion and illegal foreign currency transactions.Details are contained in an

Brazil: Bercon Corporation

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into Gustavo Daniel Berman and Elizabeth Tha Berman for alleged tax evasion regarding their company, Berman S/A Engineering and Buildings.

Brazil requests US bank records for investigation into alleged money laundering

Article based on an application for an order appointing a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - that was filed at federal court in the USA on November 27, 2007. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Ronaldo Correia Martins, Rubens Tadeu Wendler Riglione, Beverly Hills offshore company, Schroder Trust Bank, Citibank International, and Lloyds Bank.

Brazil: Ronaldo Correia Martins

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into Ronaldo Correia Martins and others for suspected money laundering.

US bank records sought in $6.5 m embezzlement probe by Russia

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud and embezzlement - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Russia - that was filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on March 6, 2006. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Vitali Nicolaevich Daginov, JSC Kalmneft, Glencore International AG, Glencore Oil Projects AG, GOPAG, Briarwise International Limited, Amerco Oil International Ltd., Glenarch Limited, Gilda Trading Co. Ltd., Ladesco Trading Co. Ltd., World Chess, Parus Management, James Joseph Chrysler, Rima Jokubauskite, Rima Shestakova, Bank of Washington, The Bank of New York, Bankers Trust Company, Credit Suisse First Boston, Citibank N.A. (New York), Artem Vitalievich Daginov, Saglara Erdniwvna Daginova Kokshunova, Gilana Vitalievna Daginova, Galina Daginova, Gilana Daginova, Lloyds Bank Plc (Guernsey), Credit Agricole Indosuez (London), and Riga Neftehimbank.

Russia: VN Daginov (Florida)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia into Vitali Nicolaevich Daginov for alleged theft from Kalmneft JSC, Glencoe International AG and Briarwise International Ltd.

United Kingdom: Shinder Gangar et al (Texas)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into Shinder Gangar and others for alleged investment fraud.

United Kingdom: Shinder Gangar et al (Florida)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged investment fraud and money laundering by Shinder Gangar and others.

Switzerland seeks evidence in Florida for investigation into financial crimes

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged embezzlement - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance by Switzerland - that was granted by federal court in the USA on June 18, 2004. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Michel Gauthey, Gauthey & Fils, Mathias Burlet, US Technology Science-Real Estate Corp., Christoph Gisler, Robert Bozzetti, Immofin Foundation, Lloyds Bank, IBC Novotec Ltd., Lombard Odier & Co., Si Temple de Carouge SA, Anne Rossier, Jean-Claude Rossier, Si Tourmaline B SA, and Si Verjus Levant.

Switzerland: Michel Gauthey

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation by Switzerland into Michel Gauthey for alleged dishonest management, breach of trust and forgery.

Austria: Oliver Pracherstorfer et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Austria into Oliver Philipp Pracherstorfer, Elke Reiter, Russel La Rue, Jens Wutzke, Peter Kuss, OPCM Ltd. and others for alleged investment fraud based around day-trading.

Arrest warrants issued for directors of UK/offshore-based investment group

Two businessmen whose investment group includes an offshore IBC that was held out to the public as an investment fund have had arrest warrants issued against them in the United States. British national Sendjer Shefket, 43, and U. S. citizen Yen Lung Chen, 51, have been accused of operating a high yield investment scam.

Nicaragua: Byron Rodolfo Jerez Solis et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Nicaragua into Byron Rodolfo Jerez Solis, Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo, Alfredo de Jesus Fernandez, Esteban Benito Duquestrada Sacasa, Jorge Solis Farias, Ethel Gonzalez de Jerez, Valeria Jerez Gonzalez, Alvaro Aleman Lacayo, Mayra Estrada de Aleman, Arnoldo Antonio Aleman Estrada and others for alleged corruption, fraud and theft.

Brazil: Nelson Sakaguchi

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into Nelson Sakaguchi for allegedly stealing over $240 million from his employer, Banco Noroeste.

Burdett Streeter sued for alleged fraud in the California

A man who at one time was listed as a Director of Grenada-registered Meridian Investment Bank has been accused of defrauding 59-year-old twin sisters out of $550,000 in a civil lawsuit filed in the United States. California-based Burdett Hale Streeter is alleged to have conned the women out of their savings by selling them into a "High Yield Investment Program" and other schemes that were described as "risk free".

Monaco: William Fogwell et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Monaco into William Fogwell, Shelley Fogwell and Guillaume Losada y Padilla for alleged fraud regarding the Hobbs Melville Group.

United Kingdom: William John Poole

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into William John Poole for alleged fraud.

South Africa: Dr. Wouter Basson

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner for a criminal investigation in South Africa into Dr. Wouter Basson for alleged fraud, murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of prohibited substances (Cocaine, Mandrax and Ecstasy) and "defeating the ends of Justice".

Grenada scam bank offers annual interest of 250 per cent

Offshore Alert's story about the banking/insurance scam that appeared in last month's edition of the newsletter has created quite a stir in the Caribbean. Several newspapers in the region followed up on the scandal, including those in Nevis, St. Vincent and Bermuda, and we received requests for assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the the FBI.