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  • Secret Swiss Bank Accounts Have Cover Blown

    09/05/2013 7:19:55 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 11 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 9-5-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced August 29 that it will "encourage" Swiss banks to cooperate with its tax evasion investigations. Part of the encouragement comes in the form of a joint statement with the Swiss Federal Department of Finance, stating the mountain nation - known for its clocks, neutrality and the tendency of its banks not to ask too many questions about depositor's money - will cooperate with DOJ. Banks that aided tax evaders - and are currently...
  • Jailed Banker Who Helped Crack UBS Gets $104 Million Payout (IRS pays whistleblower)

    09/11/2012 1:47:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/11/2012 | Eamon Javers
    Attorneys for jailed former Swiss banker Bradley Birkenfeld announced Tuesday that the IRS will pay him $104 million as a whistleblower reward for information he turned over to the US government. The information Birkenfeld revealed detailed the inner workings of the secretive private wealth management division of the Swiss bank UBS (UBS), where the American-born Birkenfeld helped his US clients evade taxes by hiding wealth overseas. At one point during his private banking career, Birkenfeld reportedly brought diamonds across the US border secured inside a toothpaste tube. Tuesday's announcement represents an astonishing turn of fortune for Birkenfeld, who was released...
  • Romney Failed to Disclose Swiss Bank Account Income

    01/26/2012 2:32:38 PM PST · by Raebie · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/26/2012 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Mitt Romney's campaign is amending the financial disclosure form he filed in 2011 to acknowledge that a Romney trust earned interest income from a Swiss bank account, a detail that had been missing from the report. "An amendment is being filed to address this minor discrepancy," a campaign official told ABC News in an email Thursday in response to questions about the apparent omission. "The inescapable fact is that by releasing over 600 pages of information regarding his finances, Mitt Romney is clearly coming down on the side of disclosure," said Andrea Saul, a campaign spokeswoman, in a subsequent statement....
  • The IRS & DOJ Are Grabbing New Powers In The Hunt For Revenue

    12/26/2011 10:42:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/24/11 | Bruce Krasting
    Two headlines. Similar stories. The first from Switzerland: US OFFERS SWISS BANKS A DEAL The United States authorities have offered to lift the threat of legal action against 11 Swiss banks in exchange for information, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday. This is part of a very long story. The US Justice Department has been doing everything it can to get the names of US citizens who have Swiss bank accounts. The DOJ damn near busted UBS over this a few years back. Now they are going after the other Swiss banks. The lawyers at the DOJ don’t kid around:...
  • Whistleblower: Some U.S. pols kept off-shore accounts with UBS

    04/18/2010 2:57:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies · 1,680+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/16/10 | Juan Gonzalez
    A former banker who blew the whistle on thousands of secret bank accounts rich Americans held at Swiss giant UBS claimed Thursday some U.S. politicians also kept off-shore accounts with the bank. "We had an office in Washington that we all referred to as the PEP office - for 'Politically Exposed People,'" Bradley Birkenfeld said. He was speaking by phone - on tax day, no less - from Schuylkill County federal prison in Pennsylvania, where he is serving a 40-month sentence for his role in the tax evasion scheme. "Only top managers from the bank knew the names of the...
  • Secrecy of Swiss Bank Accounts to End

    02/19/2009 10:01:44 AM PST · by seven.sixtwo · 15 replies · 805+ views
    FED seeks to remove anonimity of Swiss Bank Accounts In the hush-hush world of Swiss banking, the unthinkable is happening: Secrets are spilling into the open. UBS, the largest Swiss bank, agreed Wednesday to divulge the names of well-heeled Americans whom the authorities suspect of using offshore accounts at the bank to evade taxes. The bank admitted having conspired to defraud the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and agreed to pay $780 million to settle a sweeping U.S. investigation into its activities. It is unclear how many of its clients' names UBS will divulge. U.S. prosecutors have been examining about 19,000...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Swiss Hold 8 Over Saudi Suicide Bombs

    01/09/2004 6:35:24 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-10-2004 | Alison Langley
    Swiss hold 8 over Saudi suicide bombs Alison Langley in Zurich, and Brian Whitaker Saturday January 10, 2004 The Guardian The Swiss authorities have arrested eight people in connection with suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia. The arrests on Thursday were part of a national operation by 100 police officers who raided homes in Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Vaud and Aargau and questioned about 20 suspects. Those arrested are suspected of providing logistical support for a series of attacks by Islamic militants on housing compounds in Riyadh last May which killed 35 people, including nine assailants. Officials said all the suspects were...