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JSC BTA Bank v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (‘$7.5B Fraud’)

Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC and "thirteen intermediary banks", namely Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Société Générale AG, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA regarding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-domiciled Panolos Limited for use in legal proceedings in England "against BTA Bank's former chairman, and primary shareholder, Mukhtar Ablyazov, upon BTA Bank's discovery that Ablyazov had illegally misappropriated as much as $7.5 Billion of BTA Bank’s assets and subsequently laundered the proceeds through multiple financial institutions all over the world", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Discovery Order

Order granting a motion by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as the Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), for the issuance of subpoenas to Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, Ahmad Fawzi Al Saleh, Yasmine Al Saleh, John I. Snow, III, Steve Leese, Quabbin Capital Inc., Shields & Company, Inc., Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Loeb, Block & Partners LLP, KPMG LLP, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Morgan Stanley, and Société Générale to conduct discovery for use in legal proceedings at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as "an investment vehicle for six brothers [from Kuwait] for the purpose of making investments in the United States", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Invest Bank PSC v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Invest Bank PSC, which "provides corporate retail banking services in the UAE", 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, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Bank of China, New York Branch; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Mashreqbank PSC for use in legal proceedings in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, “against Seidco General Contracting Company LLC, Fadi Atef Ajjaoui, and Saif Ali Al Dhabea Al Darmaki" for suspected fraud and misappropriation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Ltd. et al: £719K Fines

Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines totaling £719,451 on SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Limited, SG Kleinwort Hambros Trust Company (CI) Limited, and SG Kleinwort Hambros Corporate Services (CI) Limited, which "form part of the Societe Generale Group, a French regulated banking group and are part of a smaller sub-group, headed by SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank Limited, a UK regulated bank", for regulatory breaches.

Seawolf Tankers Inc. et al v. Riverstone Holdings LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Seawolf Tankers Inc. and Heidmar Inc., both of the Marshall Islands, to take discovery from Riverstone Holdings LLC, DnB Bank ASA, Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Company of Americas, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., HSBC Bank (USA) NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in the Marshall Islands and United Arab Emirates against several parties, including Ridgebury V4 Investments LLC, Ridgebury Mike LLC, and Ridgebury Kilo LLC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Bank of Baroda, Bank of China, New York Branch; The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, New York Branch; Citibank N.A. Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank (USA) N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreq Bank, New York Branch; National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Societe Generale, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; UBS AG, New York Branch, and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa involving Oakbay Resources and Energy Limited and allegations of "money laundering, common law fraud, and securities fraud", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InvestBank PSC v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by InvestBank PSC to take discovery from Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Standard Chartered Bank,  The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale, BNP Paribas USA, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" in Dubai "against Greenline Interiors FZCO, Greenline Yacht Interiors FZCO, Samir Michael Badro, Nabila Iskandar Samir Abboud Badro, Lea Samir Badro Hamadeh, Roy Samir Badro, and Fay Badro Zakhem" involving, inter alia, companies in Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Kingdom, and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd., of Bulgaria, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding against Gulf Technical Commercial Printing Press LLC before the Sharjah Court of First Instance, major circuit, in the United Arab Emirates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SPS Corp I – Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by SPS Corp I - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados, described as "a Brazilian special purpose fund owned by passive investors and exclusively managed by the company SPS Capital Gestão de Recursos Ltda.", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank, Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, The Claridge's Company LLC, Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., Gabrielle Miranda Fischer, LIM College, Katherine Holman, Humphrey Willard, Andrew M. Klinger, Langen & Langen, P.A., Katz & Matz, P.C., and Tellulah LLC for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil involving Eduardo Fischer, described as "a well-known figure of the Brazilian advertising industry" who is suspected of "concealing his assets to defraud his creditors" using entities in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Delaware, Florida, and Portugal, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

YS GM Marfin II LLC et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by YS GM Marfin II LLC, YS GM MF VII LLC, YS GM MF VIII LLC, YS GM MF IX LLC, and YS GM MF X LLC to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Bank of America, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank for use in "pending and contemplated proceedings" in England, Malaysia and other countries regarding "a brazen $89.2 million multinational maritime fraud" allegedly by Muhammad Tahir Lakhani, and his two sons, Muhammad Ali Lakhani and Muhammad Hasan Lakhani, who are described as "British and Pakistani dual nationals ordinarily resident in England, Pakistan and//or the United Arab Emirates", and involving several jurisdictions, including Nevis, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Panama, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Stenn Assets UK Ltd. v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Stenn Assets UK Limited, of England, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in "contemplated arbitration proceedings" in Dubai against Arion Metals FZE, of Ras Al-Khaimah, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jamal Hammoud v. Société Générale de Banque au Liban: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages of $457,224 alleging failure to execute wire transfer requests in Jamal Hammoud, described as "the majority owner and principal of Milestones Capital, LLC" v. Société Générale de Banque au Liban, of Lebanon, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bulgaria: Theolin Jacobs

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from SunTrust Bank regarding an account in the name of Theolin Jacobs, of Lawrenceville, Georgia - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Bulgaria - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects" for suspected H1B visa fraud against a citizen of Bulgaria who was allegedly fraudulently induced into paying funds into an account at the Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Tianrui (International) Holding Company Ltd. v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Tianrui (International) Holding Company Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Proema Automotiva SA et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Fernando Celso de Aquinho Chad, as Judicial Administrator in Bankruptcy of Proema Automotiva SA, Bowden Industrial Ltda., and Interamna Patricipações SA, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., UBS AG;Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China USA - New York Branch, Safra National Bank of New York, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in bankruptcy proceedings in Brazil, where the debtors' beneficial owner, Paolo Paparoni, is suspected of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Manet Trust et al v. Bank of China et al: Discovery Application

Application by Opus Trustees Limited, of Guernsey, in its capacity as trustee of The Manet Trust and Renoir Investments Limited, of Guernsey, to take discovery from Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, Citibank NA, CommerzbankAG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, and UBS AG for contemplated legal proceedings in Guernsey regarding a fraud believed to involve Société Bancaire et Fiduciarie Privée, Credit Foncier Comoros, Credit Foncier International s.r.o., Federico Cappuzzo, Daria Chekhova, Laura Meier, Credit Foncier Dubai UAE, and Kataryna Ryzovska, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC et al v. AMERRA Capital Management LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint in ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, of Delaware; Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, and Natixis, New York Branch, all of France; Macquarie Bank Limited, of Australia; Bank Hapoalim BM, of Israel; MUFG Bank Ltd., of Japan; and Israel Discount Bank, of New York v. AMERRA Capital Management LLC, AMERRA Latin America Finance LLC, AMERRA Agri Advantage Fund LP, AMERRA Agri Opportunity Fund LP, AMERRA Multi Strategy Fund LP, and AMERRA Agri Fund II LP, all of Delaware; AMERRA Agri Offshore Master Fund II LP, of the Cayman Islands; and Nancy Obler, of New York, at New York Supreme Court, County of New York.

IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd. v. Girobank NV et al: Petition

Petition to stay an arbitration in IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta v. Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Liongate SPC v. Randall Dillard et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Liongate SPC, for and on behalf of its sole segregated portfolio, Liongate Multi-Strategy Fund v. Randall Wayne Dillard, of England; Jeffrey Scott Holland, of England; Liongate Multi-Strategy Fund Enhanced (2X), of the Cayman Islands; RSD Securities Limited, of Malta; Benjamin Funk, of England, and Eduard Onderka, of the Czech Republic, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.

Furstenberg Finance SAS et al v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Furstenberg Finance SAS and Marc Bataillon to take discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of NY Mellon, BNP Paribas SA, Citibank, N.A., Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank (USA), N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank, and UBS AG for use in "reasonably contemplated foreign criminal proceedings in Luxembourg against Jean-Michel Paul, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC et al v. Peter Johnson et al: Complaint

Complaint in ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, Natixis, New York Branch; Maquarie Bank Limited, Bank Hapoalim BM, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., New York Branch; and Israel Discount Bank of New York v. Peter G. Johnson, Peter B. Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Thomas Reich, Richard Gary O'Connor, Nancy Pizzi, and William Yu at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
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.

Niton Fund SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Matthew Wright and Christopher Kennedy, as Foreign Representatives of Niton Fund SPC, U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Storca Intertrans Corp. et al v. Minco Enterprises Ltd.: Freezing Order

Freezing Order against Minco Enterprises Limited in Storca Intertrans Corp. and Evgeny Mulyukov v. Norvalo (Overseas) Limited, Minco Enterprises Limited, Mikhail Golub, Ian Smith, Ruma Devi Anuradha Kissoondharry, Attendus Trust Company AG, formerly Attendus Treuhandgesellschaft; Curatus Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited, and Curatus Nominee Services One Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd. and Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mukhtar Ablyazov: Discovery Application

Application for Judicial Assistance by Jeremy Outen, John Milsom and David Standish, as Receivers for Mukhtar Ablyazov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Nikolai Battoo et al: TRO Motion

Plaintiff's Emergency Ex Parte Motion for Statutory Restraining Order, Asset Freeze, Preliminary Injunction, Expedited Discovery, Appointment of Receiver and Other Equitable Relief in U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Nikolai Simon Battoo, BC Capital Group Holdings SA, BC Capital Management LLP, BC Capital Group Global, BC Capital Group Limited, BC Capital Group International Limited, and BC Capital Group SA at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Zambia: Dr. Rajan Lekraj Mahtani

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Zambia - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into shareholders of Finance Bank Zambia Limited (FBZL), specifically Finsbury Investments Limited and Dr. Rajan Lekraj Mahtani, for suspected money laundering.

USA v. Full Tilt Poker et al: Motion For Leave to File First Amended Complaint

USA's Motion For Leave to File First Amended Complaint in a civil complaint filed by the USA against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Oldford Group Ltd., Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., PYR Software Ltd., Stelekram Ltd., Sphene International Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Kolyma Corporation AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Filco Ltd., Vantage Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Full Tilt Poker Ltd., SGS Systems Inc., Trust Services Ltd., Fiducia Exchange Ltd., Blue Water Services Ltd., Absolute Entertainment SA, Blanca Games Inc. of Antigua, Raymond Bitar, Howard Lederer, Christopher Ferguson, a.k.a. Jesus Ferguson; and Rafael Furst at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. PokerStars et al: Complaint

Civil complaint filed by the USA against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Oldford Group Ltd., Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., PYR Software Ltd., Stelekram Ltd., Sphene International Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Kolyma Corporation AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Filco Ltd., Vantage Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Full Tilt Poker Ltd., SGS Systems Inc., Trust Services Ltd., Fiducia Exchange Ltd., Blue Water Services Ltd., Absolute Entertainment SA and Blanca Games Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 20, 2011.

Romania: Jose De Alvare et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Romania into Jose Enrique de Alvare (Berenguer). Gabriela Violeta Dinica, Alina Georgiana Toma, Anne-Marie Teodorescu and Tudora Teodorescu for alleged money laundering, fraud and embezzlement.

Yukos Oil Company: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Eduard Rebgun, as the Foreign Representative of Yukos Oil Company, a.k.a. OAO NK Yukos, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Another fraud action brought against UK investment promoter Sendjer Shefket

British national Sendjer Shefket, who has been subject to an outstanding U. S. arrest warrant for two years concerning an alleged investment fraud, has been accused of perpetrating another alleged scam.Shefket is one of several parties in civil litigation that was initially filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on September 23, 2004.

United Kingdom: Kevin Dooley et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into alleged fraud by Kevin Dooley and others.

Sovereign Risk signs agreement with Asian Development Bank

Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd. has signed what it is proclaiming as "a landmark political risk insurance agreement" with the Asian Development Bank for a project in Vietnam.Sovereign is supporting ADB's Political Risk Guarantee that covers a commercial financing tranche for the Phu My 2.2 gas-fired power project, stated a press release dated December 17, 2002.
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