10th November 2017
British shell companies have been linked to 52 money laundering scandals involving 80 billion pounds in the past 14 years, according to researchers at campaign group Transparency International. Tax evasion and financial crime has shot to the top of the international agenda in recent days… Read More
9th November 2017
Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International UK has found more than 760 companies registered in the UK were directly involved in laundering stolen money from at least 13 countries, as part of analysis of 52 cases of global corruption worth £80bn. This new research, Hiding in Plain Sight, claims companies are used… Read More
9th November 2017
More than 200 global economic crime experts have identified key areas for international action following the Fifth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime, in London. In a week dominated by media coverage of offshore issues, the forum brought experts on tax, customs, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering,… Read More
7th November 2017
By Juliette Garside , Ryan Chittum, ICIJ Formula One auto racing star Lewis Hamilton got a new luxury jet, a $27 million candy-apple-red Bombardier Challenger 605 with Armani curtains. He also got a refund on the value-added tax. And the lawyers at Appleby, an elite law firm founded in Bermuda,… Read More
6th November 2017
By Francesco Guarascio, REUTERS European Union states will on Tuesday discuss plans for a tax havens’ blacklist, officials said, in a bid to tackle offshore tax avoidance after leaked documents revealed investments by wealthy individuals and institutions around the globe. The subject’s inclusion on the monthly meeting’s agenda of EU… Read More
1st November 2017
1 November 2017 PA The billionaire Barclay brothers have lost a decades-long battle with HMRC after the Supreme Court ruled that the taxman does not owe them £1.25 billion. David and Frederick Barclay had been pursuing the claim after Littlewoods, the retailer they own through Shop Direct, overpaid VAT to… Read More
1st November 2017
One of the shell companies that Paul Manafort allegedly used to launder money was the subject of an arbitration claim the former Trump campaign manager brought, according to a document obtained by MarketWatch. In 2012, Manafort filed an arbitration claim against Ameriprise Financial Services — which he lost — over… Read More
31st October 2017
By Tanza Loudenback, UK Business Insider Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted by a grand jury on Monday morning along with his business associate Rick Gates on a range of charges, including laundering over $21 million. The hidden millions were used “to enjoy a lavish lifestyle… Read More
20th October 2017
19 October 2017 By Francesco Guarascio, REUTERS European Union leaders called on Malta on Thursday to carry out a full investigation with international help over the killing of the country’s best-known journalist, and the EU parliament agreed to hold a debate on media freedom on the island. Malta’s Prime Minister… Read More
18th October 2017
Digital ledger, or blockchain technology, is set to change the way both private companies and governments do business, says Mat McGuire, a financial crime risk management expert from Canada. The technology has substantial utility as a solution to money laundering and tax evasion, notwithstanding growing concerns about its use in… Read More