In August, a Manhattan judge granted a secret court order giving the Industrial Development Corporation access to Gupta financial records held at more than a dozen New York banks. Fin24 reports that the order allowed the IDC’s lawyers in New York to subpoena 17 banks the Gupta family, their associates and several connected companies had used as part of the family’s global money machine to transact in dollars, with the consequences of the order likely to reach far wider than only giving the IDC the ammunition it needed to win its civil claim to R287 million on a 2010 loan it handed the Gupta family to purchase Shiva Uranium. For prosecutors in South Africa, these records could prove to be an invaluable resource in shoring up its case against the Gupta family in the Estina matter and other investigations.