Seychelles

CFTC v. Samuel Reed: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Samuel Reed regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Benjamin Delo: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Benjamin Delo regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Arthur Hayes: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Arthur Hayes regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Moshe Strugano: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging insider trading in shares of U.S Goethermal Inc. via a company in the Seychelles and bank accounts in Switzerland in USA v. Moshe Strugano, described as an Israeli "corporate lawyer" whose "law practice specialized in registering and establishing offshore companies and trusts, and opening related financial accounts", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CLM v. CLN et al: Judgment (‘$7M Crypto Theft’)

Judgment regarding applications for a worldwide freezing injunction, disclosure orders, and to join defendants in "an action to trace and recover 109.83 Bitcoin and 1497.54 Ethereum that were allegedly misappropriated" in a scheme that, inter alia, involved entities in the Cayman Islands and the Seychelles and which "raised two interesting and novel points of law. First, can stolen cryptocurrency assets be the subject of a proprietary injunction? Second, does the court have jurisdiction to grant interim orders against persons whose identities are presently unknown?" in CLM, an unidentified "national of the United States of America and an entrepreneur" v. CLN, CLO, CLP, CPZ, CQA, CQB, and CQC at Singapore High Court.

USA v. Samuel Reed: First Superseding Indictment

First Superseding Indictment alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act involving a cryptocurrency exchange known as BitMEX, of the Seychelles, in USA v. Samuel Reed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEY Re Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the insurance license of SEY Re Limited.

SRC International (Malaysia) Ltd. v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in SRC International (Malaysia) Limited (in Liquidation), a British Virgin Islands-domiciled company whose ultimate parent was 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, until 2012, when its ownership was transferred to "the Malaysian Ministry of Finance" v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd. (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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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.

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.

Gold Champion Unit Trust: Joseph Ho

Entry in the "Collective Investment Scheme" section of the website of the Seychelles Financial Services Authority showing Joseph Ho as its representative, obtained from the FSA website on October 25th, 2021.

Oksana Hryn et al v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd. et al: Voluntary Dismissal

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in Oksana Hryn, Yelyzaveta Lata, a.k.a. Elizaveta Lata; Ihor Ushenko, Volodymyr Hren, Astor Asset Management Ltd., Astor Asset Management 1 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 2 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 3 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 4 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 5 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 6 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 7 Ltd., America 2030 Capital Limited, America 2030 Capital 1 Limited, America 2030 Capital 2 Limited, America 2030 Capital 3 Limited, America 2030 Capital 4 Limited, America 2030 Capital 5 Limited, Astor Capital Fund Ltd., Bentley Rothschild Capital Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 1 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 2 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 3 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 4 Limited, Blackrock Capital LLC, SAL Oppenheim Ltd., Bear Stearns Companies, Bentley Bronfman Capital Ltd., Dreyfus Corporation, Lincoln Capital Ltd., Newburgh Capital Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 1 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 2 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 3 Ltd., State Street Global Advisors Ltd., Union Pacific Capital Ltd., AC Capital Limited, BSC Capital Ltd., Cornelius Vanderbilt Capital Management Ltd., and Aurelius Capital Management Ltd. v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd., Christos Livadas, a.k.a. Chris Livas; Hong ‘Rainbow’ Yang, Chris Papaioannou, a.k.a. Christos Papaioannou; Courtney Filipenko, Rahul Kirpalani, Selby Brice, Jose Marmolejo, Jamaal Stubbs, Weiser Global Asset Management, and Weiser Asset Management at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Bizarre lawsuit by ‘Bear Stearns’ alleges ‘$450M fraud’ by Bahamas-licensed securities broker

A bizarre and seemingly-frivolous lawsuit alleging a $450 million fraud by a Bahamas investment group and related individuals has been filed in New York by four Ukraine citizens and 35 suspiciously-named firms that purport to be domiciled in some of the seediest offshore jurisdictions, including one called "Bear Stearns", which claims to be registered in the Seychelles. UPDATE: On October 17th, 2021 - just four days after filing the complaint, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal.

Oksana Hryn et al v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd. et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order by entities in Alaska, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles and Ukraine alleging a $450 million fraud by entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, and Hong Kong in Oksana Hryn, Yelyzaveta Lata, a.k.a. Elizaveta Lata; Ihor Ushenko, Volodymyr Hren, Astor Asset Management Ltd., Astor Asset Management 1 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 2 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 3 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 4 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 5 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 6 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 7 Ltd., America 2030 Capital Limited, America 2030 Capital 1 Limited, America 2030 Capital 2 Limited, America 2030 Capital 3 Limited, America 2030 Capital 4 Limited, America 2030 Capital 5 Limited, Astor Capital Fund Ltd., Bentley Rothschild Capital Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 1 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 2 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 3 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 4 Limited, Blackrock Capital LLC, SAL Oppenheim Ltd., Bear Stearns Companies, Bentley Bronfman Capital Ltd., Dreyfus Corporation, Lincoln Capital Ltd., Newburgh Capital Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 1 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 2 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 3 Ltd., State Street Global Advisors Ltd., Union Pacific Capital Ltd., AC Capital Limited, BSC Capital Ltd., Cornelius Vanderbilt Capital Management Ltd., and Aurelius Capital Management Ltd. v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd., Christos Livadas, a.k.a. Chris Livas; Hong ‘Rainbow’ Yang, Chris Papaioannou, a.k.a. Christos Papaioannou; Courtney Filipenko, Rahul Kirpalani, Selby Brice, Jose Marmolejo, Jamaal Stubbs, Weiser Global Asset Management, and Weiser Asset Management at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oksana Hryn et al v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint by entities in Alaska, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles and Ukraine alleging a $450 million fraud by entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, and Hong Kong in Oksana Hryn, Yelyzaveta Lata, a.k.a. Elizaveta Lata; Ihor Ushenko, Volodymyr Hren, Astor Asset Management Ltd., Astor Asset Management 1 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 2 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 3 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 4 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 5 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 6 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 7 Ltd., America 2030 Capital Limited, America 2030 Capital 1 Limited, America 2030 Capital 2 Limited, America 2030 Capital 3 Limited, America 2030 Capital 4 Limited, America 2030 Capital 5 Limited, Astor Capital Fund Ltd., Bentley Rothschild Capital Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 1 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 2 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 3 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 4 Limited, Blackrock Capital LLC, SAL Oppenheim Ltd., Bear Stearns Companies, Bentley Bronfman Capital Ltd., Dreyfus Corporation, Lincoln Capital Ltd., Newburgh Capital Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 1 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 2 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 3 Ltd., State Street Global Advisors Ltd., Union Pacific Capital Ltd., AC Capital Limited, BSC Capital Ltd., Cornelius Vanderbilt Capital Management Ltd., and Aurelius Capital Management Ltd. v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd., Christos Livadas, a.k.a. Chris Livas; Hong ‘Rainbow’ Yang, Chris Papaioannou, a.k.a. Christos Papaioannou; Courtney Filipenko, Rahul Kirpalani, Selby Brice, Jose Marmolejo, Jamaal Stubbs, Weiser Global Asset Management, and Weiser Asset Management at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tether & Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Opinion & Order on Motions to Dismiss

Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' motions to dismiss a class action complaint known as "Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation" in which "a group of individual investors who purchased cryptocommodities - a class of crypto-assets that includes bitcoin - detailed a wide-ranging conspiracy to artificially inflate the price of those cryptocommodities" by entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, and USA in Pinchas Goldshtein et al v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, Tether International Limited, DigFinex Inc., Giancarlo Devasini, Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, Philip Potter, Reginald Fowler, Crypto Capital Corp., Bittrex, Inc., and Poloniex, LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC BTA Bank v. Timur Sabyrbaev et al: Claim Form (‘$231M Fraud’)

Claim Form alleging conspiracy to commit fraud, dishonest assistance, breaches of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment against defendants in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Germany, Guernsey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Panama, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan v. Timur Sabyrbaev, Dilara Dyusembayeva, Assel Zhaxybayeva, Asel Suindikova, Marina Aitzhanova, Janelle Utemuratova, Svetlana Chvanova, Veronika Efimova, Saduakas Mameshtegi, Dina Abdykalykova, Akzholtay Mukanovna Kalenova, Kairat Sadykov, Irina Kanaphina, Madina Nurgozhina, AEG Systems Inc., Calernen Finance Inc., Zathen Holding Investments Limited, formerly Carsonway Limited; Comwork Ltd.,Kinmate Trading Limited, Estar Developments Limited, Lingard Industry Limited, Daniels Tradecorp Inc., Mabco Inc., Klostrade Financial Group Ltd., Dana Trade Corp., Global Team Company, Tramlanes Investments Limited, formerly Bergtrans Contracts Corp.; Moranta Invest (Cyprus) Limited, John Wortley Hunt, Luis Davis, Stan Gorin, Vasiliki Argyrou, Labonte Elisana Marie-Antoinette, Diego Jacinto Batista Valdes, Carlos Alberto Mendoza Murillo, Suseth Walthia Parris, Kellee France, Geoffrey Taylor, Belinda Lanyon, Christopher Blythe, Roger Alberto Santamaria, Nicholetta Christodoulidou, ADM-ACTI Trade Resources Inc., ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd., formerly Toepfer International Asia Pte. Ltd.; ADM Germany GmbH, formerly Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH; Eric Richardson, Grove Services Inc., Bunge SA, Bunge CIS LLC, Dauren Bekbergenov, Ekaterina Kuzmicheva, Mukhtar Ablyazov, Roman Solodchenko, and Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Think Capital Ltd.: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Bermuda Monetary Authority against Think Capital Limited, part of the "ThinkMarkets group of companies", which "falsely claimed to have a licence issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority" and which, when contacted by the BMA, claimed that "the statement was made in error and that, instead, it should have stated that it had been issued a licence by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority". Editor's Note: On its website at www.thinkmarkets.com, ThinkMarkets claims to operate "a premium multi-asset online brokerage with headquarters in London and Melbourne and hubs in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe and South America", and identifies group companies as TF Global Markets Int Limited, of the Seychelles; TF Global Markets (UK) Limited, of England; TF Global Markets (Aust) Limited, of Australia; TF Global Markets (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd., of South Africa; Think Capital Limited, of Bermuda, and TFG (Payments) Limited, of England. Research by OffshoreAlert also discovered other group companies, including one in the Cayman Islands called TF Global Markets (International) Ltd., which is identified on CIMA's website as having received a "Securities - Full" license on April 12th, 2021.

George Bachiashvili v. Charlie Shrem et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud and unregistered securities regarding the sale of cryptocurrency tokens involving Delaware and Cayman Islands-domiciled Crowd Machine in George Bachiashvili v. Charlie Shrem and Roger Tichenor at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Aux Cayes Fintech Co. Ltd.: Statement of Allegations

Statement of Allegations in the matter of Aux Cayes Fintech Co. Ltd., described as a Seychelles-domiciled operator of "an online crypto asset trading platform", for "violating Ontario securities law", before the Ontario Securities Commission.

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: $100M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $100 million against the operators of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc Limited, of Hong Kong, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FinCEN v. BitMEX et al: $100M Fine

Public Notice by FinCEN that it has imposed a fine of $100 million on HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as "a convertible virtual currency derivatives exchange".

Jason Bonayer et al v. Crowd Machine SEZC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrency in Jason Bonayer, a U. S. citizen residing in New York, NY, and George Bachiashvili, a citizen of Georgia residing in Tbilisi v. Crowd Machine Inc., of Delaware; Crowd Machine SEZC, of the Cayman Islands; Metavine Inc., of Delaware; Craig Sproule, described as a citizen of Australia residing in San Jose, California; James Hanley, Anne Osborne, Ben Gorlick, Kurt Pfluger, Camden Dore, Roger Tichenor, Charlie Shrem, Bittrex, described as "a cryptocurrency exchange based in the Seychelles", and HitBTC, also described as "a cryptocurrency exchange based in the Seychelles", at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Briton Jonathan Ellis sues Binance and other crypto firms

British national Jonathan Ellis has filed a complaint in England against cryptocurrency firms domiciled in the Cayman Islands, Estonia, Lithuania, Seychelles, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, including cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Mek Global Ltd. et al: Allegations

Statement of Allegations in the matter of Mek Global Limited, of the Seychelles, and PhoenixFin Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, collectively doing business as KuCoin, described as "an online crypto asset trading platform", before the Ontario Securities Commission.

Exential Investments Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Russell Crumpler and David Standish, as the Foreign Representatives of Exential Investments Inc., which is part of the Dubai-based Exential Group that allegedly perpetrated a fraud in which "investors lost investments in the range of at least $250 - $500 million", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Polo Digital Assets Ltd.: Statement of Allegations

Statement of Allegations "for disregarding Ontario securities law and to signal that crypto asset trading platforms flouting Ontario securities law will face regulatory action" in Ontario Securities Commission v. Polo Digital Assets Ltd., a.k.a. Poloniex, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "online crypto asset trading platform", before the Ontario Securities Commission.

Domagoj Zdilar v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Domagoj Zdilar, described as "a citizen of the European Union" v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as being domiciled in the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being domiciled in California, and Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States who has resided in Hong Kong and Buffalo, New York, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company et al v. Zhang Lan et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (April 13, 2021)

Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong and Singapore totaling $142 million in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described as a citizen and resident of China; Grand Lan Holding Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, formerly South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Apex Lead Investment Holdings Limited, of the Seychelles, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Novasigma Limited: Unlicensed Activity

Public Warning by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that Novasigma Limited "appears to be purporting to offer company management services in Gibraltar" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House Gibraltar showed that Novasigma Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar on May 21st, 2015 and, in its most recent annual return dated May 4th, 2018, the company's sole director was identified as Jussi Olavi Hallikas, described as a Finnish "tax advisor" residing in Tbilisi, Georgia, and its sole shareholder as Novasigma Limited, of the Seychelles. The company's website at www.novasigma.com is no longer operational. In his LinkedIn profile, Hallikas is currently described as "Managing Director" of "Fidelcrest", a company purportedly domiciled in Hungary that offers "forex trading" products and services at www.fidelcrest.com.

The Deposit Guarantee Fund v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Deposit Guarantee Fund, of Ukraine, 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 a "contemplated proceeding ... against PJSC National Credit Bank, Eastmond Sales LLP, Bank Frick & Co. AG, and other unknown fraudsters" in England for suspected fraud involving several jurisdictions, including England, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Ukraine, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nikolay Falin v. Magnus Thorstenn: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Nikolay Anatolyevich Falin, described as "a Russian businessperson and the owner of the Maximum Group, a group of Russian companies engaged in the transportation of oversized and industrial cargo", to take discovery from Magnus Gylfi Thorstenn, described as a lawyer in New York, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving allegations of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Lake Holding & Finance S.A. v. UBS AG et al: Discovery Application

Application by Lake Holding & Finance S.A., described as a British Virgin Islands company beneficially owned by Vladimir Vasilyevich Melnichenko, of Russia, to take discovery from UBS AG, Societe Generale/SG Private Bank, Banque Lombard Odier & Cie AG, a.k.a. Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie; CIM Banque SA, Kookmin Bank (Korea), Credit Suisse, PJSC Sberbank, Bank of America N.A., Citibank, N.A., Merrill Lynch Capital Corporation, Union Bancaire Privee CBI-TDB, Geneva, and BSI SA, Lugano for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus, France, Monaco, Russia, and Switzerland regarding alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jerome Wilson-Chalkley v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrency in Jerome Wilson-Chalkley, of London, England v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "cryptocurrency/derivatives exchange"; ABS Global Trading Limited, of San Francisco, California, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Proximity Aerospace Ltd. v. Stellar Aviation Company Inc.: Complaint

Complaint in Proximity Aerospace Ltd., of Labuan, for itself and as assignee of certain rights and interests of JetSmart Aviation Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Stellar Aviation Company Inc., of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CFTC sues operators of BitMEX crypto derivatives platform

The CFTC has sued eight companies and individuals in or from Bermuda, Hong Kong, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and the United States, alleging they operated a cryptocurrency derivatives platform without being registered.

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint for alleged unregistered activity by a self-described "world's largest cryptocurrency derivatives platform in the world with billions of dollars' worth of trading each day" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. David Cartu et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a massive fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" amounting to $165 million and involving individuals and companies in or from Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and USA in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. David Cartu, Jonathan Cartu, and Joshua Cartu, described as brothers who are all citizens of Canada; Ryan Masten, of Austin, Texas; Leeav Peretz, a.k.a. Lee Cole, and Nati Peretz, both described as being "from Windsor, Ontario, Canada" and currently residing in Israel; All Out Marketing Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; BareIt Media LLC, d.b.a. SignalPush, of Texas; Blue Moon Investments Ltd., of the Seychelles, and Orlando Union Inc., of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.