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Caterpillar Crédito v. Mastercard Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook involved in new financial scandal

British conmen Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook, who masterminded the $400 million Imperial Consolidated fraud that failed in 2002, are embroiled in yet another international financial scandal involving a group that has done business under several names, including EasyKard, Saphrau, Wharfside, Quatro and G4 Group.

Insider Talking: March 24, 2011

Alleged fraudster Michael Guard rises to the top at dubious Capital Conservator Group; The sordid tale of disbarred Bahamas attorney Jan Ward; Arnold Forbes claims he intends to sue Canadian broadcaster CTV for implicating him in an alleged investment fraud; Stanford University Professor Dr. Thomas Kenney accepts advisory role with dubious offshore investment firm Cedrus Investments; and Cayman Islands-domiciled Alacrity Capital Offshore Fund and related parties are sued in a dispute over administrative fees.

Spain: Santiago Corcuera

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into an alleged fraud to the detriment of Santiago Arcas Corcuera.

Insider Talking: August 26, 2010

Litigation that has been taking place in Florida over the last 22 months on behalf of victims of various get rich quick investment schemes that substantially targeted Jamaican nationals or their descendants in the Caribbean and the United States is

Ex-TCI Premier Michael Misick sued by victims of Ponzi scheme

Former Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Michael Misick is being sued in Fort Lauderdale by a physician who claims he was defrauded in a TCI based get rich quick scheme. Plaintiff Christopher Walker, a resident of Orlando, Florida, is seeking

Czech Republic: Kean Cheun Teh et al(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Czech Republic into Malaysian nationals Kean Cheun Teh and Siew Choo Hoh for alleged credit card fraud.

Czech Republic: Kean Cheun Teh et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Czech Republic into Kean Cheun Teh and Siew Choo Hoh for alleged credit card fraud.

Poland: Piotr Winnicki

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Poland into Marek Grzegorz Zapalski, Piotr Jaroslaw Winnicki and Krzysztof Dlutkiewicz for alleged credit card fraud.

Belize and Grenada targeted in new IRS action

A Florida-based firm with client-banks in Belize and Grenada has been targeted in the latest court action in the United States as part of an IRS investigation into tax evasion using offshore structures.An order granting an IRS petition to serve a "John Doe" summons on TecniCard Inc., of Coral Way, Miami, was granted by the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on August 5, 2004.

Switzerland: Jean and Greace Arhawi(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Jean and Greace Arhawi for alleged forgery and money laundering.

IRS receives permission to serve subpoena on First Data Corp.

The world's largest processor of credit card payments has been ordered by a United States court to assist the IRS in its investigation into tax evasion using offshore accounts.First Data Corp. must turn over information about transactions by holders of American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards that were issued by or on behalf of certain offshore financial institutions.

Poland: Marek Kacprzak

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Poland into Tomasz Lenartowicz, Marek Kacprzak, Tomasz Borkowski, Waldemar Baran, Grzegorz Skorupa, Mariusz Godonczuk, Maciej Mrowka, Grzegorz Ramsa and Karol Galkowski for alleged bank card fraud.

IRS accesses records of Florida card processor

A Florida-based firm which processes card transaction payments has been ordered to turn over its records to the IRS as part of an investigation into offshore tax evasion using MasterCard, VISA and American Express. An order issued on September 11, 2003 at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida allows the IRS to serve a "John Doe" summons on Credomatic of Florida Inc., of Brickell Avenue, Miami.

Turkey: Fausat Morenika Yusuff et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Turkey into Fausat Morenika Yusuff and Rasheed Babatunda Keshiro for alleged credit card fraud.

MasterCard terminates Leadenhall Bank’s credit card-issuing license

One of the biggest issuers of offshore credit cards, Leadenhall Bank & Trust in the Bahamas, has had its card issuing license terminated by MasterCard.Effective July 29, 2003, all MasterCards issued by Leadenhall Bank were cancelled - a victim of the U. S. clampdown on the use of offshore cards to access the proceeds of crime, including tax evasion.

United Kingdom: Stephen Thomas Harriott

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into Stephen Thomas Harriott for alleged child pornography.

IRS gains access to offshore credit card accounts

A US judge has ordered that American Express and MasterCard must hand over records to the IRS relating to Americans utilizing offshore credit, charge and debit cards through three offshore centers. The ex parte order, issued on October 30, 2000 at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, specifically relates to accounts linked with Antigua, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.