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    OffshoreAlert Miami: Walking the Walk

    During 26 years of exposing investment frauds, tax scams, and money laundering schemes, OffshoreAlert has developed unparalleled experience and expertise in the areas of intelligence, investigations, and recovery in high-value international finance. We've earned our spurs in this business the hardest way possible.

    State of New York v. Donald Trump: Criminal Indictment & Statement of Facts (‘Stormy Daniels Fraud’)

    Criminal Indictment alleging the defendant "repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal criminal conduct that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election" in The People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, a former president of the United States, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

    USA v. Kraken: Petition to Enforce IRS Summons (‘Crypto Tax Evasion’)

    Petition to Enforce IRS Summons regarding "an investigation to determine the identity and correct federal income tax liability of U.S. persons who conducted transactions in cryptocurrency for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020" in USA v. Payward Ventures Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, described as a crypto exchange, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    USA v. $310,276 Seized From Accounts at Bank of Saipan: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Fraud & Money Laundering’)

    Forfeiture Complaint regarding funds associated with "a suspected conspiracy by foreign entities and entities and individuals in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to commit wire fraud and money laundering" involving entities, inter alia, in Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands in USA v. $271,088 and $39,188 seized from accounts at the Bank of Saipan in the name of a company referred to as "MCS", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

    ETS MIR LLC v. Petroci Holding Côte d’Ivoire: Complaint (‘Irregular Tax Situation’)

    Complaint alleging "unilateral, wrongful and unlawful purported termination of two agreements between the parties, based upon a pretext of unsupported claims of 'irregular tax situation'" in ETS MIR LLC v. Petroci Holding Côte d'Ivoire, a.k.a. National Oil Company of Côte d'Ivoire, of the Ivory Coast, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Samuel Malamud Eidelman v. Truist Bank et al: Discovery Application (Peru)

    Application by Samuel Malamud Eidelman, described as a citizen of Peru, to take discovery from Truist Bank, Credit Lyonnais Miami Agency, Bank Leumi, BNP Paribas Miami Agency, Barclays, Sudameris, Banco Santander International, Grupo Santander, and Blum & Silver LLP for use in legal proceedings in Peru against Jacobo Malamud and his three daughters, Malamud Kessler, Caroline Malamud-Kessler, and Yudith Malamud Kessler de Schneider alleging money laundering and tax evasion involving, inter alia, companies in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Louise Blouin et al v. USA: Complaint (‘Trust Fund Taxes’)

    Complaint "to strike off certain Federal Tax Liens that were purportedly or attempted to be filed against property owned by Aberdeen Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, as a result of an attempt by the Internal Revenue Service to collect on behalf of the United States certain Trust Fund Recovery Penalties, 26 U.S.C. § 6672 purportedly imposed against Louise Blouin" in Aberdeen Enterprises Inc., described as a Delaware company owned by a British Virgin Islands company, and Louise Blouin, a citizen of Canada residing in Switzerland v. USA at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Carlos Kepke: Death Notification (‘Offshore Tax Fraud’)

    Minutes noting the death of the defendant, Carlos Kepke, an attorney who had been indicted for alleged tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    USA v. Carlos Kepke: USA’s Trial Memorandum (‘Offshore Tax Fraud’)

    USA's Trial Memorandum regarding an alleged offshore tax fraud scheme involving accounts or entities in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland that allowed businessman Robert Smith "to evade federal income taxes on approximately $225,000,000 of capital gains" in USA v. Carlos Kepke, an attorney, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    Brazil: Paulo Retz et al (‘Tax Evasion’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Delta Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into "Paulo Roberto Retz and Grethen Financial Inc. for tax evasion".

    USA v. Nancy Metzler et al: Amended Complaint (‘Undisclosed Swiss & UK Accounts’)

    Amended Complaint to collect penalties totaling $590,000 from the Estate of Narinder Singh, who "willfully failed to disclose" five accounts at at Union Bancaire Privée in Switzerland and one at Barclays Bank PLC in the United Kingdom whose "highest aggregate balance" in 2011 was "more than $7.2 million" in USA v. Nancy Metzler and Shalu Arjomand, each in their capacity as Executor for the Estate of Narinder Singh, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Frank Butselaar: Criminal Indictment (‘Offshore Tax Evasion’)

    Criminal Indictment accusing the defendant of "designing and implementing a fraudulent tax evasion scheme ... to conceal millions of dollars of worldwide income earned by certain high net worth clients", including two "internationally renowned" electronic dance music disc jockeys and "certain fashion industry clients", in USA v. Frank Butselaar, described as a citizen of the Netherlands who "referred to himself as a 'tax lawyer'" even though "he was not an attorney in any jurisdiction", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Narinder Singh: Complaint (‘Unreported Offshore Accounts’)

    Complaint to collect unpaid penalties of $590,000 that were imposed for "willful violations" of the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to disclose accounts at Union Bancaire Privée in Switzerland and Barclays Bank Plc in the United Kingdom in USA v. Narinder Singh at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    New York AG v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint (‘$250M Accounting Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation in the preparation of Mr. Trump’s annual statements of financial condition" that "grossly inflated Mr. Trump’s personal net worth as reported in the Statements by billions of dollars" in People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey McConney, The Donald J. Trump Organization Inc., Trump Organization LLC, DJT Holdings LLC, DJT Holdings Managing Member, Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, Trump Old Post Office LLC, 40 Wall Street LLC, and Seven Springs LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

    Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA: $70M Penalty

    Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed disgorgement and interest totaling $70 million on GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA, a.k.a. GOL Intelligent Airlines Inc., of São Paulo, described as "the second largest domestic airline in Brazil by market share", for "a scheme to bribe government officials in Brazil in exchange for certain payroll tax and fuel tax reductions that financially benefited Gol, along with other airlines".

    Sayantani Ghose v. Ernst and Young LLP: Complaint (‘Whistleblower Retaliation’)

    Complaint alleging whistleblower retaliation in Sayantani Ghose, described as someone who "contributed enormously to Ernst & Young, LLP for 15 years, moved up the ranks to partner and became an internationally known expert in transfer pricing, only to have her career at EY end because she refused to sign off on transactions that she believed violated tax and securities laws" v. Ernst & Young LLP, described as a Delaware "audit firm" based in New York, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Zachary Friedman: Criminal Information (‘Tax Evasion’)

    Criminal Information alleging tax evasion in USA v. Zachary Friedman, described as "a United States citizen whose permanent residence was in New York, New York, or Dubai, United Arab Emirates", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Lithuania: BMO Harris Bank (‘Tax Evasion Investigation’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BMO Harris Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Lithuania - for a criminal investigation into an unidentified company for fraud, appropriation of property, incorrect reporting of income, profits, and assets; fraudulent accounting, and forgery of documents.

    ‘I know where you live,’ writes IRS target Kevin Wessell

    Letter from self-described "asset protection expert" Kevin Wessell letting OffshoreAlert's publisher know that he has his full name and home address and requesting the removal "within 48 hours" of the word 'fraud' to describe an IRS investigation into his "Wessell Group" or face hearing from "my attorneys".

    Samuel Malamud Eidelman v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Peru)

    Ex Parte Application by Samuel Malamud Eidelman to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Bank Leumi USA, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, Credit Lyonnais, New York Branch; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Scotia Bank, New York Agency; IDB Bank, New York Branch; Coutts Bank Switzerland Ltd., New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank USA, Santander Bank, N.A., and Scotia Capital, Inc. for use in "contemplated" legal proceedings in Peru "against his brother, Jacobo Malamud, and Jacobo’s daughters, Yoselyn Malamud, Yudith Malamud and Caroline Malamud due to the commitment of crimes such as money laundering and tax evasion", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Raymond Galliani: Complaint

    Complaint "to collect unpaid federal civil penalty assessments and interest" from a "sophisticated taxpayer" who "established a maze of offshore entities to conceal his beneficial ownership of entities and foreign financial accounts holding millions of dollars", including those in the Bahamas, Guernsey, and Nevis, in USA v. Raymond Galliani, of Moraga, California, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
    Kevin Wessell

    IRS accuses ‘asset protection expert’ Kevin Wessell of withholding records about suspected offshore tax evasion

    Florida-based, self-described "asset protection expert" Kevin Wessell has been accused of withholding records from the IRS that it requires for an investigation into his clients for suspected offshore tax evasion involving accounts and entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Nevada, Nevis, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
    Evatt Tamine Judgment

    Australian lawyer Evatt Tamine ordered to repay $28M to Robert Brockman’s Bermuda trust

    In a judgment at Bermuda Supreme Court, Australian barrister Evatt Tamine has been ordered to repay nearly $30 million that he allegedly misappropriated from a Bermuda trust he administered on behalf of U.S. businessman Robert Brockman, who was criminally indicted at federal court in California in 2020 for an alleged $2 billion offshore tax fraud scheme.

    USA v. Edward Carriero et al: Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses (‘Investigation into Nevis-Licensed Captive Insurance Arrangements’)

    Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses regarding the tax liability of ABS Healthcare Services LLC and Health Option One LLC, both of Deerfield Beach, Florida, collectively doing business as Insurance Care Direct and described as the operators of Nevis-domiciled captive insurers ICD Captive Re Ltd. and HOO Captive Re Ltd., in USA v. Edward Carriero, Seth Cohen, and Bradley Cohen at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    BCT Ltd. et al v. Evatt Tamine et al: $28M Judgment (Robert Brockman Case)

    Judgment awarding $16.8 million, $5.395 million, and £5 million against the defendants in BCT Limited, a Cayman Islands subsidiary of Maples Group, as Trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust, and Spanish Steps Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Evatt Tamine, an Australian barrister, and Tangarra Consultants Limited, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

    Robert Brockman v. IRS: Complaint (‘Records Disclosure’)

    Complaint "to compel the disclosure of all government documents and records requested pursuant to FOIA that were unlawfully withheld by Defendant, the Internal Revenue Service" in Robert T. Brockman, a resident of Houston, Texas who was criminally indicted in 2020 for allegedly concealing approximately $2 billion from the IRS and swindling investors in his firm using offshore structures in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland v. Internal Revenue Service at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    USA v. Paul Manafort: Complaint (‘Failure to Report Foreign Bank Accounts’)

    Complaint alleging failure to report "consulting income from Ukrainian sources" that was "deposited into accounts ... opened in the countries of Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom" in USA v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Point Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Bermuda)

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Andrew Childe, Richard Lewis, and Mathew Clingerman, as the Foreign Representatives of Point Investments Ltd., a Bermuda company whose ultimate beneficiaries include Robert Brockman, a businessman in the United States who is currently awaiting trial for an alleged $2 billion tax fraud scheme involving Point Investments and other entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

    USA v. Ronald Thomas: Criminal Information

    Criminal Information alleging tax fraud in USA v. Ronald L. Thomas, described as "a United States citizen who lived in Wellington, Florida, and intermittently Dubai, United Arab Emirates" and was "an independent contractor for a United States Department of Defense contractor as a Country Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan", "a Project Director in Oman for the Middle East", and a "paid consultant to a Mexican oil and gas joint venture", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Reliance Globalcom Ltd. v. Bermuda Minister of Finance: Appeal Judgment (‘Indian Tax Investigation’)

    Judgment allowing an appeal that challenged a production order obtained under the International Cooperation (Tax Information Exchange Agreements) Act 2005 to disclose information for a tax investigation by the "Indian Tax Authorities" in Reliance Globalcom Limited, whose ultimate beneficial owners were identified as Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani v. The Minister of Finance at Bermuda Court of Appeal.