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ETS MIR LLC v. Petroci Holding Côte d’Ivoire: Complaint (‘Irregular Tax Situation’)

Complaint alleging "unilateral, wrongful and unlawful purported termination of two agreements between the parties, based upon a pretext of unsupported claims of 'irregular tax situation'" in ETS MIR LLC v. Petroci Holding Côte d'Ivoire, a.k.a. National Oil Company of Côte d'Ivoire, of the Ivory Coast, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. $2.3M: Forfeiture Complaint (Delacroix Investment Fund, ‘Argentina Capital Flight’)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $2.3 million seized from Metropolitan Commercial Bank in the name of Delacroix Investment Fund, of the British Virgin Islands, which operated "as an unlicensed money transmission business to orchestrate, among other things, capital flight out of Argentina and other countries", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pentwater Capital Management LP v. Frank Calderoni et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Corporate Waste’)

Class Action Complaint alleging breaches of fiduciary duties and corporate waste in Pentwater Capital Management LP, on behalf of Crown Managed Accounts SPC, Investment Opportunities 3 Segregated Portfolio, Pentwater Equity Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Pentwater Merger Arbitrage Master Fund Ltd., Pentwater Unconstrained Master Fund Ltd., and PWCM Master Fund Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands v. Frank Calderoni, Vikas Mehta, Gary Spiegel, Robert Beauchamp, Susan Bostrom, and Suresh Vasudevan at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Pretzel Ltd. v. Pecunia Business Development Ltd. et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint involving entities in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Malta in Pretzel Limited, of Malta v. Pecunia Business Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands. and Alley Maass Rogers & Lindsay P.A., a Florida law firm, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. $5.3M: Forfeiture Complaint (Konstantin Malofeyev)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $5.3 million on deposit at Sunflower Bank NA in an "OFAC Blocked Account" belonging to Konstantin Malofeyev, described as a citizen of Russia who was criminally indicted at federal court in New York in April 2022 for alleged violation of the "Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Samuel Malamud Eidelman v. Truist Bank et al: Discovery Application (Peru Proceedings)

Application by Samuel Malamud Eidelman, described as a citizen of Peru, to take discovery from Truist Bank, Credit Lyonnais Miami Agency, Bank Leumi, BNP Paribas Miami Agency, Barclays, Sudameris, Banco Santander International, Grupo Santander, and Blum & Silver LLP for use in legal proceedings in Peru against Jacobo Malamud and his three daughters, Malamud Kessler, Caroline Malamud-Kessler, and Yudith Malamud Kessler de Schneider alleging money laundering and tax evasion involving, inter alia, companies in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Newpoint Financial Corp. v. Bermuda Monetary Authority et al: Complaint ($25M)

Complaint for damages of $25 million alleging "blatant, intentional bad faith malfeasance in denying Plaintiff’s Newpoint Financial Corp. application to obtain a controlling interest in a Bermudian insurance company [Citadel Reinsurance Company Limited] without any, much less good, cause" in Newpoint Financial Corp., a Delaware company based in California v. Bermuda Monetary Authority, Gerald Gakundi, described as "Director for the Insurance Supervision Department at the BMA", and Susan Davis-Crockwell, described as "Deputy Director of Enforcement for the Legal Services and Enforcement Department at the BMA", at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Louise Blouin et al v. USA: Complaint (‘Trust Fund Taxes’)

Complaint "to strike off certain Federal Tax Liens that were purportedly or attempted to be filed against property owned by Aberdeen Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, as a result of an attempt by the Internal Revenue Service to collect on behalf of the United States certain Trust Fund Recovery Penalties, 26 U.S.C. § 6672 purportedly imposed against Louise Blouin" in Aberdeen Enterprises Inc., described as a Delaware company owned by a British Virgin Islands company, and Louise Blouin, a citizen of Canada residing in Switzerland v. USA at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

BlockFi Inc. et al v. Emergent Fidelity Technologies Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Collateral Recovery’)

Complaint "to enforce the terms of a pledge agreement and to recover collateral that is property of these bankruptcy estates" in BlockFi Inc., of Delaware; BlockFi Lending LLC, of Delaware, and BlockFi International Ltd., of Bermuda v. Emergent Fidelity Technologies Ltd, of Antigua & Barbuda,. and ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc., of New York, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Death Notification (‘Offshore Tax Fraud’)

Minutes noting the death of the defendant, Carlos Kepke, an attorney who had been indicted for alleged tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BlockFi Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition (‘Crypto Lender’)

Chapter 11 Petition by crypto lending firms BlockFi Inc., BlockFi Wallet LLC, BlockFi Ventures LLC, BlockFi Trading LLC, BlockFi Services Inc., BlockFi Lending LLC, BlockFi Lending II LLC and BlockFi Investment Products LLC, all of Delaware, and BlockFi International Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New Jersey. In the proceedings, the group disclosed that "BlockFi Inc. has twelve wholly-owned subsidiary entities that are organized under the laws of Delaware, Bermuda, England and Wales, Cayman, and Singapore."

Jane Doe v. Deutsche Bank et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking’)

Class Action Complaint accusing the defendant of "financially benefitting from participating in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking by providing the requisite financial support for the continued operation of Epstein’s international sex trafficking organization" in Jane Doe v. Deutsche Bank Atkiengesellschaft, Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jane Doe v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Class Action Complaint (‘Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking’)

Class Action Complaint accusing the defendant of "financially benefitting from participating in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking by providing the requisite financial support for the continued operation of Epstein’s international sex trafficking organization from 1998 through August 2013" in Jane Doe v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stephen Pierce v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging "one of the great frauds in history" in Stephen Pierce v. Samuel Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, Zixiao Gary Wang, Nishad Singh, Armanino LLP, described as "an accounting and consulting firm that was engaged by the FTX Group to perform corporate audits", and Prager Metis CPAs LLC, described as "an accounting and consulting firm that was engaged by the FTX Group to perform corporate audits", at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mihails Ulmans v. David Merkel et al: Judicial Assistance (Latvia Proceedings, ‘Mārtiņš Bunkus Murder’)

Application by Mihails Ulmans for judicial assistance "to facilitate the issuance of subpoenas and the gathering of testimony and documentary evidence from David Merkel and Summit International Advisors, LLC" for use in criminal proceedings in Latvia, where Ulmans is in custody in connection with the murder of insolvency administrator and lawyer Mārtiņš Bunkus, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Suresh Katta v. Warrior Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint "to compel arbitration of certain disputes related to the earnout provisions of a merger agreement" in Suresh Katta v. Warrior Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands entity "owned by three funds - Cap Growth II, L.L.C., Carlyle Partners VIII, L.P. and Carlyle Partners Growth, L.P.", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners Ltd. v. Brighthouse Financial Inc.: Complaint

Complaint "to enforce its right to inspect Brighthouse's books and records and those of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Brighthouse Life Insurance Company and Brighthouse Reinsurance Company of Delaware" in Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Brighthouse Financial Inc. at the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware.

Anatolie Stati v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC: Supplemental Discovery Application (Moldova Proceedings)

Application by Anatolie Stati, described as "a Moldovan businessman, who, along with his son, Gabriel Stati, and two companies owned by them, had been developing substantial oil fields and energy assets in the Republic of Kazakhstan", to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings in Moldova "for damages caused by the criminal actions of, inter alia, Marat Beketayev [former Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan], Kairat Boranbayev [former head of Kazakhstan’s security services] and Karim Massimov [former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan]" and alleging "abuse of official authority, blackmail, and attempted blackmail", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. David Stephens et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Fraud & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving Loop Industries Inc., described as a Nevada company based in Quebec, Canada, in USA v. David Stephens, described as a resident of Canada; Donald Danks, Jonathan Destler, and Robert Lazerus at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Poland: 2MAC Company (‘Money Laundering’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Valeria Schvartzman, P.A. regarding Chufy LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into 2MAC Company for suspected money laundering.

Nadia Zahmoul v. Coinbase Group Inc. et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Nadia Zahmoul to take discovery from Coinbase Group Inc and Helium Systems, Inc. for use in divorce proceedings in England in which she has alleged that her husband, Karim Zahmoul, "has undertaken a complicated scheme to obscure the extent of the marital estate from Applicant and has dissipated significant amounts of it", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hodl Law PC v. SEC: Complaint (‘Are Cryptos Securities or Investment Contracts?’)

Complaint "For Declaratory Relief That The Ethereum Network And Ether Digital Currency Unit Are Not Securities Or Investment Contracts Under The Federal Securities Act Of 1933" in Hodl Law PC, described as "a law firm that focuses on legal and regulatory issues regarding digital assets" v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

FourWorld Event Opportunities Fund LP v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (Sweden Proceedings)

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities Fund LP to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in legal proceedings in Sweden in which "Petitioner seeks a determination of the proper buy-out price of its shares in Hembla AB following the acquisition of the majority stock holdings in Hembla by Vonovia SE and its wholly owned subsidiary, HomeStar InvestCo AB, and in connection with HomeStar’s subsequent, unconditional tender offer and the unfairly low price paid for all of the remaining stock owned by Petitioner and the other minority shareholders" and has alleged a "squeeze-out", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LM Property Development Ltd. et al v. Craig Roberts et al: Discovery Application (Bahamas Proceedings)

Application by LM Property Development Limited and Mirko Kovats, described as "an international real estate investor who has lived in the Bahamas for over 25 years", to take discovery from Craig Roberts, Treasure Cay Services Inc., BDO Americas, Azul Destinations LLC, Noel Thompson, and Lisa Barnes for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas "involving the Government of the Bahamas and other private parties relating to Applicants' attempts to purchase lucrative real estate that they could then develop", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Sunil Kavuri v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint in Sunil Kavuri v. Sam Bankman-Fried, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Shaquille O’Neal, Udonis Haslem, David Ortiz, William Trevor Lawrence, Shohei Ohtani, Naomi Osaka, Lawrence Gene David, and Kevin O’Leary at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Elliott Lam v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging "fraud and deceit at a scale rarely seen – causing billions of dollars in value and financial equity to ostensibly disappear overnight" involving FTX crypto group in Elliott Lam, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Hong Kong v. Sam Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, and Golden State Warriors LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

LM Property Development Ltd. et al v. Electra America Hospitality Group LLC et al: Discovery Application (Bahamas Proceedings)

Ex Parte Application by LM Property Development Limited, domiciled in the Bahamas, and Mirko Kovats, described as a citizen of Austria who is "an international real estate investor, permanently residing in the Bahamas since 1995", to take discovery from Electra America Hospitality Group LLC, CBRE Group, Inc., and Rothschild & Co US Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas "involving the Government of the Bahamas and other private parties relating to Applicants' attempts to purchase lucrative real estate that they could then develop", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

PDV USA Inc. v. David Rivera: Motion to Compel Subpoena Compliance

Motion to Compel Compliances with Subpoena regarding litigation in New York in which "PDV USA is suing Interamerican Consulting, Inc. - an entity solely owned and operated by former United States Congressman David Rivera - for breach of contract and related claims, seeking $15 million plus interest and legal fees" in PDV USDA Inc., a Delaware-domiciled subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, a state-owned oil and natural gas company in Venezuela v. David Rivera at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP et al: Dismissal Order

Dismissal Order in Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP, described in the complaint as a Delaware-domiciled “cryptocurrency hedge fund” with an affiliate in the Cayman Islands, and Jonas Lauren Norr, described as a resident of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda.

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Pre-Trial Schedule Order (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Order Setting Pre-Trial Schedule and Procedures regarding a trial for alleged narcotics trafficking and money laundering that is scheduled for "the two-week trial calendar beginning on January 9, 2023" in USA v. Andrew Alturo Fahie, a former Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, and Kadeem Stephan Maynard at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.