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FCI Markets Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Paul Pretlove, of Kalo (BVI) Limited, as the Foreign Representatives of FCI Markets Inc., described as part of "a group of Dubai-based forex trading companies ... known as Exential Group" that was found by a Dubai court to be "a Ponzi scheme disguised as a forex trading program" that defrauded investors out of more than $200 million, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Wembley Ltd. et al v. Webster Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Nicholas Carter, as Receiver for Sutton Ltd. and Wembley Ltd., both of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Webster Bank NA and Elizabeth Wyckoff, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, as Trustee of the Southampton Trust, Portsmouth Trust, and Battersea Trust, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Wembley Ltd. et al v. Citi Private Bank: Discovery Application

Application by Nicholas Carter, as Receiver for Sutton Ltd. and Wembley Ltd., to take discovery from Citi Private Bank, of New York, NY, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, as Trustee of the Southampton Trust, Portsmouth Trust, and Battersea Trust, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Chile: Jose Miguel Lira Lopez (Delaware)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Chile - for a criminal investigation into Jose Miguel Lira Lopez for suspected fraud.

HMB Holdings Ltd. v. JPMorgan Chase et al: Discovery Application

Application by H.M.B. Holdings Limited for an order to conduct discovery of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of Nova Scotia, a.k.a. Scotiabank; Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Bank of Montreal, and Eastern National Bank for use in proceedings in Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, and Canada, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Jorge Yarur Bascunan et al v. Daniel Yarur Elsaca et al: Freezing and Disclosure Order

Freezing and Disclosure Order in Jorge Yarur Bascunan, Tarascona Corp., Hofstra Corp., Inmobiliaria Milano S.A., and Inmobiliaria e Inversiones Tauro S.A., as applicants v. Daniel Yarur Elsaca, Fintair Finance Corp., Hay's Finance Corp., Cary Equity's Corp., Alapinjdp Investing Corp., and Euweland Corp., as respondents, and Icaza Gonzales-Ruiz & Aleman (BVI) Trust Limited and Citco B.V.I. Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Southampton Trust v. Wembley, Ltd. et al: Fixed Date Claim Form

Fixed Date Claim Form in The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, in its capacity as trustee of the Southampton Trust v. The Registrar of Companies, Wembley, Ltd., and The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, in its capacity as trustee of the Portsmouth Trust at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Rissman, Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP v. Alan Lindsay et al: Complaint

Complaint in Rissman, Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP, formerly known as Rissman, Jobse, Hendricks & Oliverio LLP, formerly known as Kudirka & Jobse LLP v. Alan Lindsay, Oliver Lindsay, and Wolf Capital Corp. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Arnold Wrobel et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving a boiler room in that "used a variety of names, beginning with Newbridge International, then Brecon Global, then Strategic Energy Partners, and then Hammerson Equity Group" in USA v. Arnold Wrobel, a.k.a. Jim Palmer; a citizen of the United States residing in Spain; Martin Rhys Jones, a.k.a. Martin Reece, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Spain; Monica Romaszako, a.k.a. Monica Wrobel; Gene Clark Foland, Jeffrey G. Klein, Walter Tatum, Joel Marcus, Saad Shuaib, a citizen of Kuwait; David Cole, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Spain; Raymond Malizio, a citizen of the United States residing in Spain; Kyle Clayton, a.k.a. Kyle Swift, a.k.a. Richard Walker, a.k.a. Kyle McCauley, and Jamie Lee Church, a.k.a. Charlotte Keys, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Spain, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

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.

Grand Island Master Fund et al v. Close Brothers et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim filed by the liquidators of Grand Island Master Fund Limited, Grand Island Income Fund, Grand Island Commodity Trading Fund, and Grand Island Commodity Trading Fund II against Close Brothers (Cayman) Limited and John Sutlic at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

RCTG Investments Ltd. et al v. Scotia Capital Inc.: Statement of Claim

Statement of Claim filed by RCTG Investments Limited, Caribbean Commodities Ltd., Grand Island Income Fund, Grand Island Master Fund Limited, Grand Island Commodity Trading Fund, and Grand Island Commodity Trading Fund II against Scotia Capital Inc. at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, in Canada.

Costa Rica: Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Costa Rica into the country's former President, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria, former head of state electrical company, Jose Antonio Lobo Solera, Alfonso Guardia Mora, Guido Sibaja, Edgar Valverde Acosta, Adrian Quiros Carmona, Jose Joaquin Fernandez, Eliseo Vargas Garcia, Rodrigo Mendez Soto, Leonel Barrios and Hernan Bravo Trejos for suspected corruption and illicit enrichment.

Condor Insurance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Nevis by Richard Fogerty and William Tacon, as Foreign Representatives of Condor Insurance Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Trinidad investigates National Lotteries Board & G-TECH

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged corruption - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Trinidad and Tobago - that was filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on March 8, 2007. Individuals and busineses mentioned in the request for assistance include National Lotteries Control Board, G-TECH Corp., Distant Learning Technologies Inc., Union Planters Bank NA, Commercial Scientific Corporation, Union Bank of California, Paul S. Coopers, Wells Fargo Bank, Flixx Avatar Limited, Bank of Nova Scotia, Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, Platinum Resources Limited, Bank Leu (Bahamas), Ishwar Galbaransingh, Amrith Maharaj, Suzanne Seepersad, Jane Yang, Mathew Zukerman, Brian George, Garth Gooding, and Stephen Joseph.

Trinidad and Tobago: National Lotteries Control Board et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Trinidad and Tobago into three former members of the National Lotteries Control Board regarding an agreement between NLCB and G-TECH Corp.

Tri-Continental Exchange Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Malcolm Butterfield, Brian Glasgow, and Simon Whicker, as the Foreign Representatives of Tri-Continental Exchange Ltd., Combined Services Ltd., and Alternative Market Exchange Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

Wachovia Bank seeks to avoid giving records to Antigua corruption investigators

Wachovia Bank is trying to avoid turning over records to the Antigua Government for an investigation into alleged corruption by former Prime Minister Lester Bird, offshore banker Bruce Rappaport and others. The North Carolina-domiciled bank has applied for a protective order in a civil complaint filed by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda at the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida on February 23, 2006. 

Ex-Grenada Diplomat pleads guilty to fraud charges

An American who is suspected of bribing the Prime Minister of Grenada for appointing him to a diplomatic position has pleaded guilty to unrelated fraud charges in the United States.Eric Resteiner, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of wire fraud and two counts of mail fraud at a change of plea hearing that was held at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on February 8, 2006. He is due to be sentenced on May 8. Under a plea agreement, the remaining 53 counts, including 18 regarding money laundering, which carry the harshest penalties, will be dismissed.

Globe-X Management Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in the Bahamas by Clifford Johnson and Wayne Aranha, as the Foreign Representatives of Globe-X Management Limited and Globe-X Canadiana Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bahamas-based unlicensed fund manager arrested in New York

Less than three months after being featured in OffshoreAlert, the operator of an unlicensed, Bahamas-based investment fund has been arrested in New York.Derek Guise Turner, a New Zealand national, was arrested in Long Island on April 18 - three days after a sealed criminal complaint alleging fraud was filed against him at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Eric Resteiner may be close to plea agreement with US prosecutors

Former Bahamas resident and Grenada diplomat Eric Resteiner is considering entering into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Boston, where he has been indicted for alleged investment fraud. Details of a possible deal were contained in a joint filing by the U. S. Attorney's Office and Resteiner's counsel at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on December 2, 2004.

UK seeks evidence from Citibank for investigation into $5 m fraud

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - that was filed at federal court in the USA on November 24, 2004. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Raymond Burraway, Mettrade Establishment, Patricia Francis, John Billington, Nicholas Webster, John Botros, Citibank, Bank of Nova Scotia, TTT Moneycorp, Ferick Smith, Christine Dixon, Curtis Samuel, and Verwaltungs-und Privat-Bank AG.

United Kingdom: Raymond Burraway

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Raymond Burraway in the United Kingdom for allegedly defrauding the Bank of Nova Scotia and laundering the proceeds.

Eric Resteiner extradited from Singapore to the US

Former Grenada diplomat Eric Resteiner has been extradited from Singapore to the United States to answer a 60-count criminal indictment for fraud and money laundering. Resteiner, who is a United States national, was extradited to the United States from Singapore, where he was arrested on February 11, 2004, after losing his fight against extradition proceedings. He made his first appearance at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on June 18, 2004.
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