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Harvey River Estate Pty Ltd. et al v. Peter Foster et al: Judgment

June 09, 2016 - Judgment in Harvey River Estate Pty Ltd., Four Little Girls Pty, and others v. Peter Clarence Foster, Arabella Louise Foster, Banksia Holdings Limited and The Partnership of Anne Patricia Larter, Alan Jones, Miralese Pty Ltd. and Leigh Johnson, trading as 'STC Sports Trading Club', at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Sen. Carl Levin Letter: Closing 10 Offshore Tax Loopholes

October 05, 2012 - Letter about closing offshore ten tax loopholes from Senator Carl Levin to Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Mike Crapo, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Mike Johanns, Senator John McCain, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Honorable Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council, dated October 5, 2012.

KPMG (Vanuatu) sued following collapse of viaticals firm

April 05, 2007 - KPMG (Vanuatu) is among several defendants who are being sued for $45 million in damages by the Receiver of a failed viaticals company that was allegedly operated as a Ponzi scheme.The lawsuit was filed by Michael J. Quilling, as Receiver for ABC Viaticals Inc. and related parties, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on March 6, 2007.The defendants are International Fidelity & Surety Limited and International Consultants & Management Ltd., both “allegedly” incorporated in Vanuatu, sharing the same registered agent of Trusco Holdings Limited, at Hawkes Law House, Rue Pasteur, Port Vila, Vanuatu; Surety Marketing Source LLC, incorporated in Michigan; KPMG (Vanuatu), a partnership organized in Vanuatu; Hawkes Law, a Vanuatu accounting firm which has a correspondent relationship with KPMG; KPMG International, organized in Switzerland; Boswell Dermott & Pawlett LLP, formed in the United Kingdom; Mohan & Associates, incorporated in India; David A. Goldenberg, a resident of Michigan; DAG Investments LLC, incorporated in Michigan; LPG Investments LLC, incorporated in Michigan; WED Marketing LLC, incorporated in Michigan; Galax Holdings Ltd., based in the United Kingdom; Mark Wolok, a resident of Michigan; Linda Wolok, a resident of Michigan; and Arie Kotler, a resident of Manhattan, NY.

Insider Talking: June 7, 2006

June 07, 2006 - A British company that is at the heart of a liquidation scam being perpetrated against creditors of failed litigation funding firm Invaro Ltd. has missed a statutory deadline for filing its first accounts and is now subject to penalty fees; Former Panama-based, offshore financial services provider Marc Harris, 41, has lost his appeal against his November 24, 2003 conviction in the United States on multiple tax fraud, tax evasion and money laundering charges and May 21, 2004 sentencing to 17 years in prison, a fine of $20.3 million, and restitution of $6.6 million; and An unlicensed Canada-based forex dealer with a checkered past appears to be behind a purported offshore investment provider that was the target of a warning by the Bermuda Monetary Authority earlier this year, OffshoreAlert can disclose.

PayPal records targeted by IRS in offshore tax evasion investigation

October 26, 2005 - The IRS has asked a U. S. federal court for permission to serve a “John Doe” summons on Internet money transfer firm PayPal Inc. as part of a clampdown on tax evasion using offshore credit and debit cards.“The records requested in the summons will identify the holders of bank accounts at, or payment cards issued by banks in, the listed jurisdictions, information which is not otherwise readily available to the Internal Revenue Service,” stated the IRS in its petition.

Newt Utopia: September 30, 2004

September 30, 2004 - Vanuatu It looks like the future for this failed offshore jurisdictions is in hosting Survivor reality television shows. I can't wait to see Survivor Sealand or Survivor Melchizedek.Bahamas The Bahamian Foundation Act has a few quirks that could have made

Another credit card processor subpoenaed by the IRS as part of investigation into offshore tax evasion

September 09, 2004 - Total Systems Services Inc. has become the latest third party credit card processor to be ordered to turn over client records to the IRS as part of its offshore tax evasion investigation. An order allowing the IRS to serve a

IRS receives permission to serve subpoena on First Data Corp.

August 12, 2004 - The world's largest processor of credit card payments has been ordered by a United States court to assist the IRS in its investigation into tax evasion using offshore accounts.First Data Corp. must turn over information about transactions by holders of American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards that were issued by or on behalf of certain offshore financial institutions.

IRS investigates clients of Asia Pacific Mutual Insurance

February 29, 2004 - The IRS is conducting an investigation into clients of Vanuatu-registered Asia Pacific Mutual Insurance Company Ltd. Details of the investigation are contained in two petitions filed in October, 2003 by the insurer at the U. S. District Court for the District of Hawaii to quash IRS summonses that were served on the Bank of Hawaii, in Honolulu.

Australia: Roger Gregory Matson

September 02, 2003 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Australia into Roger Gregory Matson, his wife, Janette Matson; and their two children, Baron Matson and Matilda Matson for alleged fraud and money laundering.
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