6th October 2020
Elusive cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee was arrested in Spain for tax evasion in the U.S., the Justice Department in Washington said. McAfee is accused of failing to file U.S. tax returns from 2014 to 2018 and hiding assets including real estate, a vehicle and a yacht in the name of… Read More
6th October 2020
Sir Malcolm Rifkind had been more used to summoning ambassadors than visiting them. His spell as Foreign Secretary had been cut short, however, by a Conservative electoral collapse. Having lost his Commons seat too, in the first summer of the new millennium Rifkind approached the Czech embassy, a prize-winning concrete… Read More
6th October 2020
Two individuals were arrested last week after it was discovered that they were producing and selling alcohol that contained ethanol and methanol in amounts above the legal limit. And now, The New Times has learned, they were also involved in a massive and complex tax evasion scheme. The duo… Read More
5th October 2020
Robert T. Brockman was just putting the finishing touches on a new private equity fund when worrisome news arrived. Law enforcement agents had raided the home of a tax lawyer in Texas who had worked for him. A Houston businessman who had made his fortune selling software to auto dealers,… Read More
2nd October 2020
Prosecutors in Switzerland and abroad are investigating Swiss banking links to a range of alleged money-laundering and tax-evasion offences from Europe to South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Recently uncovered suspicious transaction reports, made to the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), show Swiss banks moving billions of… Read More
1st October 2020
The ownership of hundreds of thousands of companies registered in one of the world’s most secretive financial jurisdictions is to be made public for the first time. The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has committed itself to creating a publicly accessible register of company ownership by 2023 in a move welcomed… Read More
1st October 2020
New York’s top financial regulator says banks and governments have allowed money laundering to “metastasize” inside the banking system and wrap itself “within the guts of financial institutions.” In an opinion piece released days after the FinCEN Files investigation revealed sweeping failures by global banks to stop illicit… Read More
1st October 2020
The threat of financial crime in Jersey by overseas criminals is “significant”, a government report has found. The National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering is the first study of its kind and has been made public by the Government of Jersey. It found there was “no clear expression” on… Read More
29th September 2020
The federal government’s glacially slow pace in delivering the tools to combat phoenixing and money laundering has delivered benefits to an unlikely constituency: organised crime. Revenue lost from money laundering, tax evasion schemes and phoenixing of companies – often orchestrated by unscrupulous accountants and lawyers – is costing Australian taxpayers… Read More
29th September 2020
Julius Baer Group Ltd. is deciding whether to start a wealth-management business in the U.S. as it seeks partnerships or acquisitions in its core Latin American markets. “I would not be doing my job as somebody that is totally committed to making our Americas’ business a top competitive business… Read More