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Christopher Rackauckas v. SafeMoon LLC et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Christopher Rackauckas v. SafeMoon LLC, SafeMoon US LLC, SafeMoon Connect LLC, Tano LLC, SafeMoon Ltd., of England; SafeMoon Protocol Ltd., of England; SafeMoon Media Group Ltd., of England; David Portnoy, Braden John Karony, Jack Haines-Davies, Ryan Arriaga, Shaun Witriol, Henry 'Hank' Wyatt, Thomas Smith, Kyle Nagy, Jake Paul, Nick Carter, DeAndre Cortez Way, Ben Phillips, described as a resident of London, England; Miles Parks McCollum, and Daniel M. Keem at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

ENRC v. Dechert LLP et al: Judgment

Judgment in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v. Dechert LLP, David Neil Gerrard, and The Director of the Serious Fraud Office at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Pareteum Corporation et al: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Pareteum Corporation, of Delaware; Pareteum North America Corp., of Delaware; Devicescape Holdings Inc., of Delaware; iPass Inc., of Delaware; iPass IP LLC, of Delaware; Pareteum Europe BV, of the Netherlands; Artillium Group Ltd., of England; Pareteum Asia Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, and Pareteum NV, of the Netherlands, collectively part of a group that "is a publicly held, leading edge, global provider of mobile networking software solutions and services for communications service providers and enterprise retail customers" with "operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Motion to Revoke Bond

USA's Motion to Revoke Bond in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In the motion, the USA stated, inter alia, that new BVI Premier Natalio Wheatley "has clarified that the immunity letter submitted on the Defendant’s behalf was an unauthorized letter that was prepared by a "rogue public officer", and does not "reflect the position of the Premier’s Office or the government of the Virgin Islands."

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Maynard, and Kadeem Maynard, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc., formerly known as Centricus Acquisition Corp., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, London-based "cybersecurity company that has pioneered a unique quantum encryption technology"; David Williams, Nick Pointon, Carlo Calabria, Stephen Chandler, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, VeraLinn Jamieson, Garth Ritchie, and Stephen Wilson at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

VTBC Asset Management International Ltd.: Administration (‘Russo-Ukrainian war’)

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has successfully applied for the administration of VTBC Asset Management International Limited "in order to protect the interests of investors and the reputation of the Bailiwick as a financial centre given the ongoing impact of sanctions resulting from the Russo-Ukrainian war".

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. Andrew Fahie: Order Granting Bond

Order Granting Bond to Andrew Fahie (Stayed until May 5th, 2022 pending an appeal by the USA) in USA v. Andrew Fahie, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Andrew Fahie Detention

‘Not my first rodeo’ – BVI Premier Andrew Fahie admitted to ’15-20 years of criminal activity’, says U.S.

British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie is a serial drugs offender who claimed in a secretly-recorded conversation to have been "stiffed" out of over $7 million by his criminal business partners over two decades, U.S. prosecutors alleged in a motion for the pre-trial detention of Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard that was filed at federal court in Miami, where they and Maynard's son, Kadeem Maynard, have been charged with cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

Purple Innovation LLC v. Photon Interactive UK Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract in Purple Innovation LLC, of Delaware, described as "an innovative and successful comfort technology company" v. Photon Interactive UK Limited, of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Atos Luxembourg PSF SA: €18,750 Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €18,750 on Atos Luxembourg PSF S.A. "for defaults of prudential obligations related to administrative and accounting organisation".

Christian Sarcuni et al v. bZx DAO et al: Class Action Complaint (‘$55M Crypto Theft’)

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence regarding the theft by hacking of cryptocurrency worth $55 million in Christian Sarcuni, of Italy; Pedro Cunha, of Portugal; Alexander Lloyd, a citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom; Skliar Viktor, of Ukraine; Marc Simon, of France; Pilici Rustam, of Moldova; Daniel Lu, of China; Clément Ométek, of France; Edison Ho, a citizen of China residing in Hong Kong; Kiro Aleksandrov, of Bulgaria; Jonas Wernecke, of Germany; Paolo Leite, of Brazil; Miras Issakhov, of Kazakhstan, and Daniele Penna, of Italy v. bZx DAO, described as "a purported Decentralized Autonomous Organization that is a general partnership" based in San Diego, California; Kyle Kistner, of San Diego, California; Tom Bean, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Hashed International LLC, of Wyoming; AGE Crypto GP LLC, of Nevada; Ooki DAO, described as "a purported Decentralized Autonomous Organization that is a general partnership" based in San Diego, California; Leveragebox LLC, of Delaware, and bZeroX LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

FTE Networks Inc. v. Cerberus Finance Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "fraud and conspiracy by three lender companies, controlled and manipulated by the Principals and Investors, to carry out a long-running scheme to collect upon unlawful debts and otherwise fraudulently obtain thousands of dollars in funds from FTE in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act" in FTE Networks Inc. v. Cerberus Finance Group Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Alberto Dayan, Sinan Teczan, described as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom; LG Capital Funding LLC, Joseph Lerman, Daniel Gellman, Quarum Holdings LLC, Dennis Ringer, and Robert Hughes at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP v. Great Mercury Ltd.: Liquidation Application

Originating Application alleging unpaid legal fees incurred while representing PPlive Sports International Limited, described as a subsidiary of Great Mercury Ltd., in a lawsuit brought in England by The Football Association Premier League Limited in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP v. Great Mercury Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

IMG Media Ltd. v. Suning Sports Group Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in IMG Media Limited, of London, England, described as being "part of the Endeavor Group, a global sports, events and talent management company" v. Suning Sports Group Limited, described as being "part of the Suning Group, a Chinese retail business", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Tammy Raul v. Joseph Turgeon et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment, abuse of control, and gross mismanagement in Tammy Raul, derivatively on behalf of Nominal Defendant Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., described as a United Kingdom-domiciled, Ireland-based "biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes oncology and hematology drug products" v. Joseph W. Turgeon, Kurt A. Gustafson, Francois Lebel, William L. Ashton, Nora E. Brennan, Seth H.Z. Fischer, Juhyun Lim, Thomas J. Riga, Jeffrey Vacirca, Dolatrai M. Vyas, and Bernice R. Welles, as Defendants, and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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.

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Complaint (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money in USA v. Andrew Alturo Fahie, who is the Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, who is Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, and Kadeem Stephan Maynard, who is the son of Oleanvine Maynard, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Employees Retirement System for the City of Providence v. Urs Rohner et al: Complaint

Complaint against entities in England, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in Employees Retirement System for the City of Providence, derivatively as a shareholder of Credit Suisse Group AG on behalf of Credit Suisse Group AG v. Urs Rohner, Iris Bohnet, Christian Gellerstad, Andreas Gottschling, Michael Klein, Shan Li, Seraina Macia, Richard Meddings, Kai S. Nargolwala, Ana Paula Pessoa, Joaquin J. Ribeiro, Severin Schwan, John Tiner, Eric Varvel, Thomas P. Gottstein, Lara J. Warner, Brian Chin, David Miller, Parshu Shah, and Radhika Venkatraman at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações, of São Paulo, Brazil, described as "a minority shareholder of one of the largest Brazilian public companies, JBS S.A., which was used by its controlling shareholders for the purpose of conducting an illicit bribery scheme, defrauding JBS and its minority shareholders", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Barclays USA, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

UMB Bank NA v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract "regarding €500,000,000 5.250% Senior Notes due 2024" in UMB Bank N.A., of Kansas City, Missouri v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg S.A., of Luxembourg; Intralot S.A., of Greece; Intralot Global Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands; Intralot, Inc., of Georgia, USA; Intralot US Securities B.V., of the Netherlands; Intralot U.S. Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and The Law Debenture Trust Corporation PLC, of England and Wales, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
USA v. Julius Csurgo et al

US charges 17 entities that ‘swindled investors out of $100M+ in multiple securities fraud schemes’

Sixteen individuals and one company have been charged with securities fraud in New York regarding 'multiple schemes' that allegedly swindled more than $100 million from investors around the world. Those charged are from or operated in many onshore and offshore countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: TRO Application

Application for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding an alleged securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Dean Shah et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dean Shah, Henry Clarke, Julius Csurgo, and Antevorta Capital Partners Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Nuri Musaed Al Saleh et al v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh et al: Summons & TRO

Summons and Temporary Restraining Order in Nuri Musaed Al Saleh, of Kuwait, and Sandra Holding Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait; Ahmed Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait and the United Kingdom; Yasmine Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait residing in the USA, and Farah El Merabi, described as a citizen of Lebanon residing in Kuwait, at Massachusetts Superior Court, for Middlesex County.

Blackstone Resources AG: ‘Market Manipulation’

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it found "market manipulation and violations of disclosure obligations" by Blackstone Resources AG and an unidentified director.

Elmo Pensions Ltd.: €1,800 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €1,800 on Elmo Pensions Limited for regulatory breaches.

Blevins Franks Trustees Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €500 on Blevins Franks Trustees Ltd. for a regulatory breach.

Northwest Boring Company Inc. v. Lloyd’s Syndicates et al: Complaint

Complaint in Northwest Boring Company Inc. v. Lloyd's of London Syndicates 1919, 2232, 5000, and 9531, Axis Specialty Europe Plc, Assicurazioni Generali SPA Great Lakes, Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company in Liechtenstein Ltd., Thompson Pipe Group, and TPG Pressure Inc. at the Superior Court of Washington, for King County.