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Al Thani lawsuit is not related to First Cayman Bank

Eyebrows were raised in Cayman this month when a lawsuit was filed at the Grand Court by Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani against Strand Overseas Investment Limited. The Al Thani family, you may recall, owns Gulf Union Bank and its subsidiaries, First Cayman Bank and Gulf Union (Bahamas).

First Cayman Bank looted of millions of dollars

Investigators have uncovered strong evidence that First Cayman Bank was looted of millions of dollars before it was closed down, partly through the granting of fraudulent loans to related parties and its participation in a scheme to defraud investors in Sweden and the US.The minimum amount of the alleged fraud perpetrated at First Cayman Bank is estimated to be US$5 million and the bank itself is insolvent by at least $6.1 million, according to documents filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands as part of the bank's proposed liquidation.