Uralsib Bank v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Uralsib Bank PJSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, Paypal, Inc., and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Russia "to recover a debt" of $4.3 million allegedly owed by Denis Smyslov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Application for Seizure of 11 PayPal Accounts

Application for the Seizure of 11 PayPal Accounts in the names of Chen Xianjie, Xianbin Chen, Chuanlan He, Yunfang Chen, Yunping Chen, Jinyu Wang, Liying He, and Chen Jinzhu as part of a criminal investigation into suspected fraud and money laundering involving web-sites at,, and

USA v. Kim Dotcom et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Kim Dotcom, Megaupload Limited, Vestor Limited, Finn Batato, Julius Bencko, Sven Echternach, Mathias Ortmann, Andrus Nomm, and Bram Van Der Kolk at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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.

Lithuania seeks evidence from eBay, PayPal & US banks for investigation into credit card fraud

Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged credit card fraud - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Lithuania - that was filed at federal court in the USA on October 21, 2008. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Lev Arutiunian, Igor Provosinskij, Tomas Gecas, eBay, PayPal, Citibank, MBNA America Bank, Bank of America, Banknorth, Bank One, Chase Manhattan Bank, Zions First National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, U of C Federal Credit Union, and Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank.