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  • US calls for ‘significant’ jail time for Panama Papers tax crooks

    08/02/2020 4:53:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    icij.org ^ | July 31, 2020 | Will Fitzgibbon
    “Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost every year because people like the defendant choose to shirk their responsibilities as taxpayers,” prosecutors wrote. “Put bluntly, meaningful sentences must be given in cases such as this to forewarn others of the consequences for engaging in multi-year tax fraud.”The New York Times, in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reported on von der Goltz’s work with Mossack Fonseca in June 2016. One day after the story, prosecutors said, von der Goltz left a voicemail with Gaffey.“Unfortunately,” von der Goltz said, “with the interview I had with the IRS [Internal Revenue...
  • Two Defendants Charged for Their Role in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Former High-Ranking Government Official in Panama

    07/06/2020 8:27:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares (Luis Martinelli Linares) and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares (Ricardo Martinelli Linares) for their roles in a massive bribery and money laundering scheme involving Odebrecht S.A. (Odebrecht), a Brazil-based global construction conglomerate. On Dec. 21, 2016, Odebrecht pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of New York to a criminal information charging it with conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its involvement in the bribery and money laundering scheme. The overarching Odebrecht scheme involved the payment of...
  • Malta’s martyr: The long shadow cast by the assassination of island’s investigative reporter

    06/19/2020 11:11:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Tortoise ^ | 13:00 12 October 2019 | CAROLINE MUSCAT
    MaltaÂ’s martyr: The long shadow cast by the assassination of islandÂ’s investigative reporter PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 October 2019 CAROLINE MUSCAT Police inspect the wreckage of a car bomb believed to have killed journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia close to her home in Bidnija, Malta. Photo :STR/AFP/Getty Images Police inspect the wreckage of a car bomb believed to have killed journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia close to her home in Bidnija, Malta. Photo :STR/AFP/Getty Images Two years after the archipelagoÂ’s most famous journalist was blown up by a car bomb, calls for justice are louder than ever. CAROLINE MUSCAT...
  • U.S. Accountant Pleads Guilty in Panama Papers Investigation

    02/29/2020 2:21:22 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 29, 2020 | DOJ
    A Massachusetts-based accountant who was charged along with three others in connection with a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca & Co. (Mossack Fonseca), a Panamanian-based global law firm, and its related entities, pleaded guilty today to wire and tax fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and other charges. Richard Gaffey, aka “Dick Gaffey,” 75, of Medfield, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion and to defraud the United States, one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy, four counts of willful failure to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial...
  • Hillary's Blood Money: How Terrorists Funded Hillary's Senate and Presidential Campaigns

    06/13/2016 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 23 replies
    Original research | 06/13/2016 | Fedora
    In May, 2000, Senatorial candidate Hillary Clinton received a $1,000 donation from American Muslim Council (AMC) founder Abdurahman Alamoudi,(1) a Falls Church, Virginia Muslim Brotherhood member and Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda supporter who was also the first president of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque, later attended by Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.(2) Alamoudi, an Eritrean immigrant who came to the United States in 1979 and became a naturalized citizen in 1996, was convicted to 23 years in prison in 2004 for illegal financial dealings with that included raising funds from the Libyan government for a 2003...
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • Former U.S. Taxpayer Pleads Guilty in Panama Papers Investigation

    02/19/2020 9:12:30 AM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 2/18/20 | DOJ
    A former U.S. resident and taxpayer who was charged along with three others in connection with a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca & Co. (Mossack Fonseca), a Panamanian-based global law firm, and its related entities, pleaded guilty today to wire and tax fraud, money laundering, false statements and other charges. Harald Joachim von der Goltz, aka “H.J von der Goltz,” “Johan von der Goltz,” “Jochen von der Goltz,” “Tica,” and “Tika,” 82, a citizen of Germany and Guatemala who last resided in Needham, Massachusetts, and Key Biscayne, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit tax...
  • Nicolas Maduro Kicks CNN Out Of Venezuela, Accuses It Of Spreading Fake News

    02/13/2017 9:58:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/13/2017
    While tensions between President Trump and CNN dying down, a new scandal has erupted for the cable news network after Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he wanted CNN out of the country, accusing it of spreading fake news, misrepresenting the truth and meddling in issues that are not of its concern."CNN, do not get into the affairs of Venezuelans. I want CNN well away from here. Outside of Venezuela. Do not put your nose in Venezuela," said Maduro during a political statement. Quoted by Fox News, Maduro made the comment after blaming the U.S. network of distorting...
  • Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

    04/17/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-17-2019 | Andrea Zarate and Nicholas Casey
    LIMA, Peru — A former president of Peru died on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head when the authorities tried to arrest him in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin American history. A personal secretary for the former president, Alan García, 69, confirmed his death. The secretary, Ricardo Pineda, also told a Peruvian radio station that as the authorities arrived at the former president’s home with an arrest warrant, he locked himself into his bedroom, shot himself and was rushed to a hospital. The charges relate to Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant, which last year...
  • U.S. Indicts 4 in First Panama Papers-Related Charges [“Mossack Fonseca”]

    12/06/2018 9:14:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 2 replies
    fortune.com ^ | 12/05/2018 | Lucas Laursen
    U.S. prosecutors unsealed Tuesday an indictment against four people affiliated with the Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca, the first such American charges related to the 2016 Panama Papers leak. The charges, filed in the Southern District of New York, include defrauding the United States, wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and making false statements to investigators. An accountant, an investment advisor, and a former client of Mossack Fonseca’s are under arrest while a Mossack Fonseca partner, Ramses Owens, remains on the lam, the Wall Street Journal reports. The American law enforcement action follows a Panama Papers-related raid on Deutsche...
  • Malta's prime minister to resign amid investigation of [Panama Papers] journalist's killing

    12/01/2019 8:54:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2019 | Susanna Capelouto and Simon Cullen
    Caruana Galizia had been investigating alleged corruption within the government. Her family and protesters have accused Muscat of trying to shield members of his inner circle from the ongoing investigation into her death. Her journalism-- including her research into Maltese citizens implicated in the Panama Papers -- had made her some very powerful enemies. The Panama Papers are the name for the leak of millions of files from the database of a Panama law firm called Mossack Fonseca in 2016. The journalist had suffered intimidation over the years -- her dog's throat was cut, and in 2006 her house was...
  • Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

    08/19/2017 8:44:43 AM PDT · by texas booster · 14 replies
    Miami Herald AP ^ | Aug 18 2017 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia. Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogota aboard a private plane traveling from Aruba, Colombian migration authorities said in a statement. The couple didn't request asylum, according to a senior Colombian official speaking on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss the politically sensitive case. Ortega and Ferrer have long been aligned with Venezuela's ruling socialist party but recently broke with Maduro, publicly denouncing his push to convene a constitutional...
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. — The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couple’s bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • (Vanity) Dan Bongino's Podcast: It's About to Hit the Fan

    12/03/2018 6:55:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    A shoutout to this great podcast. This episode breaks down SPYGATE and recent developments. Description: In this episode I address the scandalous connections between the players in the Uranium One scandal and the recent actions by the Mueller witch-hunt team. This show ties it all together, please don’t miss it.
  • House Intelligence Committee Investigation Turns to John Kerry, State Department

    03/06/2018 6:41:22 PM PST · by bitt · 69 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/6/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    he House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for the Trump campaign. For more than a month, the committee has been in its second phase of investigations...
  • Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers

    10/16/2017 4:43:51 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mirror ^ | 16 Oct 2017
    Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers offshore tax evasion investigation 'days after she received threats to her safety' (Full Title) A journalist who led the Panama Papers offshore tax evasion expose was killed today when a bomb blew up her car. Investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia - dubbed a "one-woman WikiLeaks" - was killed as she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta. She had filed a complaint to police a fortnight ago after receiving personal threats to her safety, local media said. Caruana Galizia ran a hugely popular blog relentlessly highlighting cases of alleged corruption,...
  • Oh Dear – Panama Papers Reveal Clinton Connection To Russia

    11/10/2017 8:42:57 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 7, 2016 | Sundance
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • World-Renowned Journalist Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Found Dead

    10/30/2017 7:49:11 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 68 replies
    UConservative ^ | 10/26/17 | A D
    The reporter who exposed corruption within the Clinton Foundation was found dead after a car bomb exploded with her inside. Maltese Investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was responsible for leaking millions of documents from the Panama Papers, which exposed high-level government corruption from around the world, reports Conservative Fighters.
  • John Podesta’s Payoff for Helping Hillary Give American Military Technology to Russia’s Putin

    01/07/2017 7:49:57 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies
    TheNewAmerican.com ^ | October, 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    As part of just-inaugurated President Obama’s new foreign policy to improve relations between the United States and Russia, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in March 2009. Meeting in her hotel’s Salon Panorama in Geneva, she presented him with a small gift box containing a bright red button symbolizing the Obama administration’s desire to “reset” the relationship between the two governments. Thus began an effort to transfer American technology to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s own “Silicon Valley,” called Skolkovo. In a report released in late July by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) entitled From...
  • Obama headlines Google fat cat fundraiser; crickets chirp over Google’s $60 bil tax avoidance

    10/21/2010 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/21/10 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama is all for demonizing large American corporations that avoid taxes through income shifting…except when those large American corporations are dumping money in his campaign coffers. Bloomberg is running a big story on Google’s lucrative use of the very loopholes Team Obama wants to eliminate: Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” — helped reduce its overseas tax rate...