16th March 2020
The recent, turbulent history of the Dick family reads like a Netflix reboot of Bleak House. For this is the tale of an unending court case involving the recent sale of a fabulous mansion in one of Britain’s better known tax havens, home to a man whose rags-to-riches life could… Read More
11th March 2020
The Spanish parliament on Tuesday rejected for the second time in two years a request by several parties to open an investigation into the business activities of former King Juan Carlos. Unidas Podemos, which is part of the government coalition together with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE, had together with… Read More
5th March 2020
Swiss public prosecutors are investigating a 100 million dollar bank account held by Spain’s king emeritus Juan Carlos I in Geneva, according to the Swiss newspaper Tribune de Genève. This money allegedly has its origin in a donation made in 2007 by the Saudi royal house’s finance ministry to the… Read More
2nd March 2020
A Massachusetts accountant should spend up to nine years behind bars for helping U.S. residents to evade taxes and launder money over almost two decades, prosecutors told a New York City courtroom on Friday. Richard Gaffey, who turns 76 in April, pleaded guilty to eight felonies and agreed to… Read More
20th February 2020
European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU’s blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey more time to avoid being listed, an EU document said on Tuesday. The list, which was set up in 2017 after revelations of widespread tax evasion and… Read More
19th February 2020
A former client of the law firm Mossack Fonseca on Tuesday became the first individual to plead guilty in the U.S. to charges stemming from a trove of leaked documents that became known as the Panama Papers. Harald Joachim von der Goltz, a former U.S. resident, pleaded guilty in a… Read More
10th February 2020
A German businessman charged with evading U.S. taxes as part of an investigation sparked by a trove of leaked documents known as the Panama Papers will plead guilty, federal prosecutors said. Harald Joachim von der Goltz, a former U.S. resident who was indicted along with three others in 2018… Read More
30th January 2020
Whistleblower Maria Efimova plans to pay an “independent” company to verify documents she says will name the real owner of secret offshore company Egrant Inc. The former Pilatus Bank employee has so far raised over €9,650 of the €15,000 target amount, through a fundraising campaign she started six days… Read More
21st January 2020
Former Socialist minister António Vitorino – once tipped as a contender for party leader – is being cited by Spanish prosecutors over a “scheme of corruption and money laundering” involving more than €35 million in Venezuelan funds. Vitorino has denied the allegations, saying they are “absolutely false”. The story is… Read More
27th December 2019
Dyncorp International is a US military contractor which has been embroiled in controversies around the world, is controlled by a private equity firm and provides a range of military services including supplying mercenary forces. It established DynCorp Australia in 2004 and public contract data shows that its pickings from the… Read More