Cyprus

Mount Nico Corp Ltd.: €290K Settlement

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Mount Nico Corp Ltd. has paid €290,000 to settle a regulatory investigation.

Finteractive Ltd.: €100K Settlement

Public Notice that the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Finteractive Ltd. has agreed to pay €100,000 to settle a regulatory investigation.

USA v. Paul Manafort: Complaint (‘Failure to Report Foreign Bank Accounts’)

Complaint alleging failure to report "consulting income from Ukrainian sources" that was "deposited into accounts ... opened in the countries of Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom" in USA v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Ronald Bauer et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Liechtenstein, Monaco, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ronald Bauer, Craig James Auringer, Alon Friedlander, Massimilano Pozzoni, Daniel Mark Ferris, Petar Dmitrov Mihaylov, David Sidoo, and Adam Christopher Kambeitz at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Capital Com SV Investments Ltd.: €10K Fine

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of €10,000 on Capital Com SV Investments Ltd. for regulatory breaches.

JSC Ingtorgstroy v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC Ingtorgstroy, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings "against former CEOs and beneficial owners of OJSC "GK Amazarkan", including Pavel Entin and Bogdan Solodukha before the commercial court of Moscow city and the commercial court of Kaluga Region, Russia", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. $34M In Names of Falcon Strategic Solutions et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Arms Trading’)

Forfeiture Complaint that "arises out of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations of the use of United States correspondent accounts to transfer funds through a network that circumvented U.S. sanctions" involving "three arms-trading companies, Partizan Tech DOO, Tehnoglobal Systems DOO Beograd, and Grawit Limited", which are domiciled in Serbia and Cyprus, in USA v. $34 million in the names of Falcon Strategic Solutions, Finrost Limited, and Vectura Trans at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

MetaQuotes Ltd. et al v. MetaQuotes Software Corp. et al: TRO Application

Plaintiffs' ex parte application for a temporary restraining order in MetaQuotes Ltd., of Cyprus, and MetaQuotes Software Corp., of the Bahamas v. MetaQuotes Software Corp., of California; Standard Fintech Consulting Inc., of California; FXCA Markets Limited, of California; Peijie Liu, and Jian He at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

MetaQuotes Ltd. et al v. MetaQuotes Software Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint "to stop defendants ... from using Plaintiffs' trademark as part of a criminal enterprise to confuse the Real MetaQuotes customers into unintentionally paying money to the Counterfeit MetaQuotes and to immediately freeze the assets of Counterfeit MetaQuotes’, Counterfeit FXCA, Peijie Lu, and Jian Hein" in MetaQuotes Ltd., of Cyprus, and MetaQuotes Software Corp., of the Bahamas v. MetaQuotes Software Corp., of California; Standard Fintech Consulting Inc., of California; FXCA Markets Limited, of California; Peijie Liu, and Jian He at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Zouzar Bouka et al v. Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Zouzar Bouka, described as a citizen of France and an "entrepreneur and investor"; Vision Indian Ocean SA, of Madagascar, and ViMa Real Estate Sarl, of Madagascar, to take discovery from Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc., Symbion Power LLC, Symbion Power Holdings LLC, Symbion Power Africa LLC, Symbion Energy Holdings Ltd., and Paul Hinks for use a "contemplated proceeding in France" and a "criminal proceeding in Madagascar" regarding "Respondents' participation in a multi-million-dollar theft from the Mandroseza Power Plant, a project designed to bring reliable electricity to Madagascar, and their subsequent sale of interests in the Plant contrary to their contractual obligations and Malagasy law", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yukos Capital Ltd. v. Russian Federation: Petition to Enforce $5B Arbitral Award

Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award that "arises from Russia’s illegal expropriation of Yukos Capital’s multi-billion dollar investments in Yukos Oil Company in the form of two loans made in 2003 and 2004" in Yukos Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, described as "a former, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Yukos Oil" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

TradeInvest Asset Management Company (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Beau Wrigley Jr. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in TradeInvest Asset Management Company (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; First Ocean Enterprises SA, of Cyprus, and Techview Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. William 'Beau' Wrigley Jr., James Holmes, James Whitcomb, SH Parent Inc., d.b.a. Parallel; Surterra Holdings Inc., Green Health Endeavors LLC, PE Fund LP, and Robert 'Jake' Bergmann at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Maxigrid Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the investment license of Maxigrid Ltd.

Cymaplus Malta Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €500 on Cymaplus Malta Limited.

Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation PJSC, described as "one of Russia’s largest full-service commercial banks" that went into administration in 2017 and received "a USD $8 billion bail-out using public funds", and National Bank Trust PJSC, described as being "owned by the Otkritie Group", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "a complex fraudulent scheme" involving "prominent Russian businessman named Boris Mints, his family, and his affiliated entities", including British Virgin Islands-domiciled Coniston Management Limited, that allegedly caused a loss of $500 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cassaforte Ltd. v. Jhonalyn Jhoiey Ramirez: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Cassaforte Ltd., described as a Cyprus-domiciled "mezzanine lender specializing in real estate investments that involve the significant rehabilitation of single-family residences in New York City and Los Angeles" v. Jhonalyn Jhoiey Ramirez at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
MultiBank-Group

Mourant applies to liquidate MultiBank FX (BVI)

Mourant Ozannes law firm has applied to liquidate MultiBank FX International Corporation in the British Virgin Islands over alleged unpaid legal fees of $77,711. The alleged debtor is part of the MultiBank Group, which claims to have companies or offices in Australia, Austria, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

PrivatBank v. Igor Kolomoisky et al: Third Amended Complaint

Third Amended Complaint alleging misappropriation in PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank, of Ukraine v. Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky, frdvtonrf sd s citizen of Ukraine, Cyprus, and Israel; Gennaidy Borisovich Bogolyubov, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus; Teamtrend Limited, of England; Trade Point Agro Limited, of England; Collyer Limited, of England; Rossyn Investing Corp.,Milbert Ventures Inc., and ZAO UKRTransitService Ltd., all of the British Virgin Islands, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Atlantic Securities Ltd.: €3K Fine

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of €3,000 on Atlantic Securities Limited for a regulatory breach.

USA v. $5.7M Promissory Note by 8787 Ricchi LLC: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "one of the largest banks in Ukraine" from which its owners, Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, allegedly stole "over $5 billion", in USA v. $5.7 million promissory note executed by 8787 Ricchi LLC payable to 87STE Lending LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

BASF T.O.V. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by BASF T.O.V., of Ukraine, 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; and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in legal proceedings in Ukraine alleging fraud "against PE Cherkes Trading House (f/k/a PE “Firma Bershad Agroplius”) (and its affiliates and officers, including Mr. Zulynskyi Stepan Olegovych), Agrarian Alliance LLC, STOV Dibrova I K, and Motoviltex LLC" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Alexei and Dmitri Ananyev

Russian investigators seek records from 3 NY banks in hunt for assets of ‘multi-billion dollar bank fraudsters Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev’

Russia's National Bank Trust is seeking records from three New York banks as part of its attempt to recover the proceeds of "a multi-billion dollar banking fraud perpetrated by two brothers, Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev", who are allegedly linked with entities in several jurisdictions, including Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, and Seychelles.

PJSC National Bank Trust v. JPMorgan Chase NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by PJSC National Bank Trust, of Russia, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase NA, Bank of New York Mellon, and Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus regarding "a multi-billion dollar banking fraud perpetrated by two brothers, Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anatoly Motylev v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Kevin Hellard and Jonathan Thielmann, as Joint Trustees in the English bankruptcy proceedings of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, who "is responsible for the collapse of several Russian banks and pension funds that he controlled and has been held liable for these institutions’ debts as a result of the fraud he and his associates perpetrated", to take discovery from Bank of America NA, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., HSBC Bank, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and Commerzbank AG, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The alleged fraud and money laundering scheme involves entities and accounts in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Panama, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and USA, it was stated in the application.

Insignia Cards Ltd.: €142K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €142,000 and other penalties on Insignia Cards Limited for regulatory breaches.

AFX Capital Markets Ltd. et al: License Revocation, Industry Bans & €350K Fines

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the investment license of AFX Capital Markets Ltd. and imposed collective fines totaling €350,000 on two of its directors, Manuela Mazzacco and Andreas Lianos, who also received industry bans, and two of auditors, BDO Ltd. and Anthimos, Leonidou and Partners Ltd., for regulatory breaches.

Jitka Chvatik v. Nayoro International Ltd. et al: Restoration Application

Originating Application in Dr. Jitka Chvatik, who, OffshoreAlert understands, is the mother of Czech-born, Bahamas-based fugitive accused fraudster Viktor Kožený v. Nayoro International Ltd. and The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, part of a group that is "the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor and the sixth largest commercial aircraft lessor, offering leasing and lease management solutions to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide" and comprises companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

KMG Capital Markets Ltd.: ‘MC UCITS’ License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked "the operation licence of Management Company of Open-ended Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities of KMG Capital Markets Ltd.".

Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II LP et al v. Oleg Bakhmatyuk et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "Since at least 2016, Ukrainian oligarch Oleg Bakhmatyuk has perpetrated a complex, multi-faceted scheme in order to maintain control over his agricultural business, UkrLandFarming PLC and its subsidiary Avangardco IPL, so that he could exploit the Company's assets as his own personal war chest and frustrate Gramercy's right to recover on its Notes" in Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II LP, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III LP, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III-A LP, Gramercy EM Credit Total Return Fund, all of the Cayman Islands; Gramercy Funds Management LLC, and Roehampton Partners LLC, of Delaware v. Oleg Bakhmatyuk, described as "a dual citizen of Ukraine and Cyprus"; Nicholas Piazza, described as "a United States citizen who resides in Cody, Wyoming, and also has a home in Ukraine"; SP Capital Management LLC, of Wyoming; Oleksandr Yaremenko, described as "a Ukrainian citizen and resident of Kiev", and TNA Corporate Solutions LLC, of Wyoming, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Demetrios Chomatas et al: €9K Settlement

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Demetrios Chomatas and unidentified "members of his family, as well as the legal person which he owned at the particular period" have agreed to pay a total of €9,000 to settle a regulatory investigation.

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.

Depaho Ltd.: License Suspension Recall

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has recalled the suspension of the investment license of Depaho Ltd.

RAM Cyprus Income Fund Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the license of RAM Cyprus Income Fund Ltd., whose directors appear to be based in Australia, China, and Cyprus.

State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency v. Standard Chartered Bank: Discovery Application

Application by the State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency, of Russia, on behalf of International Bank of St. Petersburg, to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank for use in "anticipated proceedings in Russia ... against Sergei Bazhanov (the former Chairman of the Management Board and majority shareholder of IBSP), Alexander Zuev (a former member of IBSP’s Board of Directors and Bazhanov's brother-in-law), and Hervet Investments Limited, a minority shareholder of IBSP" regarding "a series of fraudulent transactions", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

IT Invest Financial Solutions (Cyprus) Ltd. v. EVC Fintech I LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal by defendants regarding a dispute involving "a block of shares of eToro, an Israeli social trading and multi-asset brokerage company that is not yet publicly traded", in IT Invest Financial Solutions (Cyprus) Limited, of Cyprus v. EVC Fintech I LLC and EVC Fintech Management LLC, both of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Maxigrid Ltd.: License Suspension

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has suspended the license of investment firm Maxigrid Ltd. for regulatory breaches.

Maxiflex Ltd.: License Suspension

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has suspended the license of investment firm Maxiflex Ltd. for regulatory breaches.