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US construction group dck in $2.5M tax dispute with IRS over offshore operations

October 18, 2018 - Pennsylvania-based global construction firm dck worldwide has taken legal action against the IRS concerning a $2.5 million payroll tax dispute involving offshore companies in the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Jamaica, Nevis, Palau, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

dck Bermuda Ltd. et al v. USA: Complaint

October 16, 2018 - Complaint in dck International, LLC, dck worldwide holdings, Inc., dck worldwide, LLC, dck international SKN, Limited, dck Bermuda, Ltd., dck Dominica, Inc., dck St. Maarten N.V., dck Jamaica, LLC, dck Bahamas, Inc., dck TCI, Ltd., dck Palau Limited, LLC, dck caribbean holding Ltd., DCK Building Solutions Jamaica Limited, dck Belize, Limited, dck Building Solutions SL, Ltd., dck Staffing Services, LLC, dck development north america, LLC, Connecticut Studios, LLC, CTS Energy, LLC, dck development, LLC, dck Capital Solutions, LLC, Oakview dck LLC, dck California Construction, Inc., Zenith Equipment, LLC, Main Street Cranberry Management, LLC, Main Street Cranberry, LP, dck pacific region, LLC, dck global development, LLC, dck pacific construction, LLC, pacific guam, LLC, DCK Pacific, LLC, Terrace Pacific Insurance, Ltd., Terrace Guam, Ltd., and dck California Building, LLC v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Palau seeks evidence in USA as part of criminal investigation into alleged bank fraud

January 12, 2010 - The Pacific island of Palau has requested evidence in the United States as part of a criminal investigation into an alleged attempt to defraud the First Commercial Bank of Taiwan by a U. S. citizen, several locals, including the head

Palau: James Dugan

December 23, 2009 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Republic of Palau into James Dugan for suspected  fraud, forgery and money laundering.

Palau: Everett Walton

March 10, 2008 - Application for Letters Rogatory by the Republic of Palau for a disciplinary proceeding against Special Prosecutor Everett Walton regarding his use of a Hertz rental car.

Palau seeks evidence from Minnesota resident

May 05, 2006 - Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from TJ Svensson for a criminal investigation – pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Palau – that was filed at federal court in the USA on April 6, 2006.

Palau: TJ Svensson

April 19, 2006 - Application for Letters Rogatory from Everett Walton as Special Prosecutor of the Republic of Palau regarding evidence from TJ Svensson for a criminal investigation

California court issues injunction against Allied Boston Bank

April 30, 2001 - The San Francisco Superior Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Allied Boston Bank, which is domiciled in the Pacific island of Palau but apparently operated illegally in the United States.

Grenada licenses new FIBG and blocks FBI investigation into fraud

October 31, 2000 - Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is being lined up as a potential defendant in a civil fraud lawsuit following the collapse of the First International Bank of Grenada. Depositors have vowed to take action against Mitchell after his government announced that it had granted a license to a new bank called First International Bank of Grenada 2000 Ltd.

OECD backs off publishing an offshore 'hit list'

April 30, 2000 - The much-vaunted publication of a tax haven 'hit list' by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has been put off for at least a year. The OECD had planned to name those territories deemed to engage in "harmful tax practices" in June of this year, after which the 29 OECD member countries would seek to punish those on the list by introducing "defensive measures".
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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.