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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.

Jen Zhang et al v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons

Petition to Quash Third-Party Summons Issued to Wells Fargo Bank N.A. by the IRS in Jen (Hwa Yu) Zhang and Charles (Zhi Yu) Zhang, Canadian citizens who are "targets of a criminal investigation in Canada" that alleges "violations of the Customs Act, the Criminal Code, the Excise Tax Act, and the Special Import Measures Act" v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Poland: BBVA Compass et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BBVA Compass Bank and Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud".

Oak Trust et al v. Equiti US LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Equiti US, LLC, Gary Dennison, James Mason, and Kimberly M. Kirkland for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Montenegro: Dragomir Nilević

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from University First Federal Credit Union, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co., SCE Federal Credit Union, Guardian Credit Union, JHA Payment Processing Solutions, Goldenwest Federal Credit Union, ESL Federal Credit Union, Avadian Credit UnionNavy Federal Credit Union, CORE Credit Union, BrightStar Credit Union, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union, Insight Credit Union, A+ Federal Credit Union, P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union, Truliant Federal Credit Union, The Bank of Missouri, F & A Federal Credit Union, Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union, Sunrise Banks, National Association, Schlumberger Employees Credit Union, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, First Financial Bankshares, Inc., IBERIABANK, Travis Credit Union, Generations Community Federal Credit Union, United Heritage Credit Union, Merco Credit Union, El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B., Dexsta Federal Credit Union, Nusenda Federal Credit Union, First Florida Credit Union, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Summit Credit Union, Dime Bank, Max Credit Union, Elements Financial Federal Credit Union, Las Colinas Federal Credit Union, Farmers Federal Credit Union, LESCO Federal Credit Union, Provident Credit Union, Firstlight Federal Credit Union, USF Federal Credit Union, Noble Federal Credit Union, CPM Federal Credit Union, Kinetic Credit Union, Five Star Credit Union, Golden Plains Credit Union, Bank of America, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Allied Federal Credit Union, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, CoastHills Credit Union, Resource One Credit Union, Envision Credit Union, True Sky Credit Union, Inova Federal Credit Union, APCO Employees Credit Union, Srp Federal Credit Union, Family Security Credit Union, Clark County Credit Union, S&T Bank, Corning Federal Credit Union, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Dort Federal Credit Union, Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Columbia Credit Union, The University National Bank of Lawrence, J.S.C. Federal Credit Union, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Valley First Credit Union, Firefighters First Credit Union, NUCOR Employee's Credit Union, Jefferson Bank, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Servisfirst Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, Granite Federal Credit Union, 121 Financial Credit Union, Gulf Winds Credit Union, RTN Federal Credit Union, La Joya Area Federal Credit Union, Doco Credit Union, and Fairwinds Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Montenegro - for use in a criminal investigation into Dragomir Nilević for suspected "counterfeiting and misuse of credit and debit cards".

Discovery Asset Management Co. Ltd. v. Eliot Kang et al: Petition

Petition in Discovery Asset Management Co. Ltd., of South Korea v. Eliot S. Kang and Kornerstone Investments Corp., as Respondents, and New York City Marshals, New York City Sheriff, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Marketplace SPV LLC, as Nominal Respondents, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Natalino D’Amato: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Joseph SanFilippo: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging investment fraud involving "a purported company named 'Cayman Shipping and Distributions, LLC'" that allegedly never existed in USA v. Joseph A. SanFilippo at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Controllership), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter, which includes allegations of fraud, was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on September 17th, 2020 and remains sealed as of today, with the entry in the Court's public register reading "Confidential Matter". It is often only when Cayman insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that the mere existence of cases becomes publicly-known.

USA v. Aleksandr Spitsyn: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding "work-from-home fraud schemes" in USA v. Aleksandr Vladimirovich Spitsyn, a citizen of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Artem SJSHC v. Gray Fox Logistics: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award

Petition to Confirm and Enforce Final Foreign Arbitral Award of $8.3 million in State Joint Stock Holding Company Artem, of Ukraine v. Gray Fox Aviation and Logistics Inc., d.b.a. Gray Fox Logistics, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

iFinex Inc. v. Rhon Monroe: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which "operates a leading global virtual currency platform operating under the brand and trade name of Bitfinex", to take discovery from Rondell 'Rhon' Clyde Monroe "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" as part of an attempt "to recover approximately $880,000,000 of funds which it had entrusted to an entity named Global Trade Solutions AG, doing business as 'Crypto Capital'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

iFinex Inc. v. Enterprise Bank & Trust: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which operates a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex, to take discovery from Enterprise Bank & Trust "for use in proceedings in foreign tribunals in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" involving alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Alejandro Martinez Araiza v. Citibank USA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alejandro Martinez Araiza to take discovery from Citibank USA, King Baudouin Foundation, BBVA Compass Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo, Standard Chartered Bank U.S., Bank of America, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Northern Trust International Banking Corporation, Deutsche Bank Trust Company of America, HSBC Bank USA, and UBS AG for use in "an ongoing Mexican criminal proceeding" against The Non-Violence Foundation, of Switzerland, and the Non-Violence Project Mexico involving suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FTC v. First Data Merchant Services LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging telemarketing and consumer fraud that caused "tens of millions of dollars" of losses and involving a call center apparently based in Panama in Federal Trade Commission v. First Data Merchant Services LLC, of Florida, and Chi W. Ko, a.k.a. Vincent Ko, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland: Arno Janzen

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud" who used the name "Arno Janzen".

BITO Storage Solutions US, Inc. v. Henry Roske et al: Discovery Application

Application by BITO Storage Solutions US, Inc. to take discovery from Henry Roske, a.k.a. Hendrik Roske, a lawyer, and H. Roske & Associates LLP, a law firm, both of New York, "for use in (i) an ongoing criminal investigation conducted by the Public Prosecutors of Duisburg, Lueneburg, and Hamburg, Germany with regard to a fraud scheme of which Applicant is a victim, and (ii) a civil action to be filed by Applicant before the German civil court to recover the funds diverted from Applicant through the aforementioned fraud", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

iFinex Inc. v. Bank of Colorado: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Taiwan-based cryptocurrency exchange operator, to take discovery from Pinnacle Bancorp, d.b.a. Bank of Colorado, "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" in which iFinex "seeks to recover approximately $880,000,000" that was allegedly misappropriated by Global Trade Solutions AG, d.b.a. Crypto Capital, of Switzerland, and related parties, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

iFinex Inc. v. SunTrust Bank: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Taiwan-based cryptocurrency exchange operator, to take discovery from SunTrust Bank "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" in which iFinex "seeks to recover approximately $880,000,000" that was allegedly misappropriated by Global Trade Solutions AG, d.b.a. Crypto Capital, of Switzerland, and related parties Application, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Delaware Trust Company: Discovery Application

Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Delaware Trust Company for use in legal proceedings in England against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, Igor Riel, Agusta Associates Limited, of England; Umida Istamova, and Temour Istamov in which "the Bank alleges that it was fraudulently induced to enter into a loan agreement in June 2013 with an entity named the Kazakhstan Center for Integrated Ammunition Recycling Nitrochim LLP" and for a "contemplated legal proceeding" in Russia, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Kazakhstan v. King & Spalding LLP: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Joseph Ebanks, of Stow, Ohio v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., DigFinex Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether Operations Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Jean-Louis van der Velde, of Hong Kong; Giancarlo Devasini, of France, and Philip Potter, of Ocean Beach, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Imaad Shah Zuberi: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Tax Evasion, and Foreign, Conduit, and Other Illegal Campaign Contributions in USA v. Imaad Shah Zuberi at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rondell Monroe: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Rondell Clyde Monroe, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Citibank: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Taiwan: Ying-lan Chen et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Taiwan - for a criminal investigation into Ying-lan Chen, Chang-lung Lee, and Stephen Julias for suspected fraud.

USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding a criminal investigation into a classified advertising website known as Backpage in USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV and Plains Capital Bank associated with Ad Tech BV, Scheef & Stone, LLP, James Larkin, Michael Lacey, Scott Spear, and John Brunst at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Poland: Wells Fargo Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into unknown subjects for fraud.

SEC v. Garrett O’Rourke et al: TRO Motion

SEC's Application for an Order to Show Cause, Temporary Restraining Order, and Order Freezing Assets regarding an alleged securities fraud scheme involving Canada, Malta, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Garrett M. O'Rourke and Michael J. Black at the U. S District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Arempa International Ltd. FZC v. Tucows Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Arempa International Ltd. FZC, of Dubai, to take discovery from Tucows Inc. for use in proceedings in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom against Barclays Bank and others regarding an alleged phishing fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Liquid Legacy Ltd. et al v. Keith Barkley et al: Complaint

Complaint in Liquid Legacy Ltd., of Antigua & Barbuda; Liquid Legacy Bottlers and Distributors Ltd., Derek Soo Yee, and Roger Ible, all of Trinidad & Tobgao, v. Keith Hall Barkley, Phil Donnahue Williamson, Chestnut Street Holding and Management Group LLC, Chestnut Street Group LLC, and Songhai Enterprise Consortium LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc. et al: Application

Ex Parte Application for Relief pursuant to General Business Law in New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., and Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether International Limited, all of Hong Kong, regarding a criminal investigation into Bitfinex and Tether, filed at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Spain: Sergio Pujol Fernandez

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation into Sergio Pujol Fernandez for suspected fraud and misappropriation.

Lithuania: Manuel Dikran Sassounian

Complaint to extradite Manuel Dikran Sassounian from the USA to Lithuania to face allegations of investment fraud and forgery, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Mark Scott: Bill of Particulars

USA's Forfeiture Bill of Particulars in USA v. Mark Scott regarding accounts at DMS Bank and Trust Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; FirstCaribbean International Bank, Iberia Bank, RBC Dominion Securities Global Ltd., Dreyfus Sohne & Cie AG, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Northern Trust Company, Ocean Bank, UBS Financial Services, and Wells Fargo Advisors and other property at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Higginbotham Law LLC et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Accounts at Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Citibank in the names of Anicorn LLC, Artemus Group LLC, and Higginbotham Law PC regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Shira Israella Klein-Bentsur v. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Shira Israella Klein-Bentsur to take discovery from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Urogen Pharma Ltd., XTL Biophannaceuticals LLC, Nextgen Healthcare Information Systems LLC, E-QURE Corp., Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., Citibank N.A., HSBC Bank Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., TD Bank, N.A., Bank Leumi, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Oppenheimer & Co., UBS AG, Bank of New York Mellon, ABN AMRO Securities LLC, First Trade Union Bank, Bank of Ireland, Santander Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets, and Cornick, Garber & Sandler, LLP for use in legal proceedings in Israel involving Ron Bentsur, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Linklaters LLP: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Linklaters LLP for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Jefferies & Co.: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Jefferies & Co. for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Steve Pursley: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Kraus Carpet Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Christopher Emmott, as the Foreign Representative of Kraus USA Inc., Strudex Inc., Kraus Carpet Inc., Kraus Properties Inc., Kraus Canada Ltd., and Kraus Brands Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Poland: David Arany

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Accepting Proceeds of a Criminal Act and Using a Forged Document.

Mexico: Sergio Carrola Jones

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Mexico - for a criminal investigation into Sergio Carrola Jones for alleged credit card crimes.