Raoul Weil

U. S. taxpayers sue UBS for turning over their names to U. S. authorities

Seven U. S. taxpayers whose account details were apparently among the thousands turned over to U. S. authorities by UBS AG are suing the Swiss bank and others, including Butterfield Bank in Bermuda, for millions of dollars in damages. The UBS clients claim they did not have "any intention" of evading U. S. taxes and claim they have been exposed to "unnecessary criminal investigations" and IRS audits due to the actions of UBS.

Nadia Roberts et al v. UBS AG et al: Complaint

Complaint in Nadia Roberts, Sean Roberts, Bernhard Gubser, Heidi Gubser, Anton Ginzburg, Arthur Joel Eisenberg, Jeffrey Chernick, Shamba, and Simba v. UBS AG, Michael Guignard, Martin Liechti, Raoul Weil, Christian Bovay, Gilbert Benz, Roger Hartmann, Phillip Bigger, Juergen Hirsch, Kenny Pang, Hans Thomann, Marcel Beeler, Gerard Hofmann, Charles Falk, Claude Ullman, Bjorn Mulli, Gian Gisler, Daniel Perron, Beda Singenberger, Sinco Truland AG, Hansruedi Schumacher, Matthias Rickenbach, Rickenbach & Partner, Gilbert Zellweger, The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Ltd., Wegelin & Co., Delta Investment Partner AG, NZB Neue Zurcher Bank, and Zurcher Kantonalbank at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Igor Olenicoff et al v. UBS AG et al: Ominbus Order Granting UBS Summary Judgment Motion

Ominbus Order Granting UBS' Summary Judgment Motion in Igor Olenicoff and Olen Properties Corp. v. UBS AG, Bradley Birkenfeld, Michael Guignard, Martin Liechti, Raoul Weil, Christian Bovay,  Gilbert Benz, Roger Hartmann, Jacques Beuchat, Peter Kurer, Rene Marty, Neue Bank, AG, Georg Vogt,  Hermann Wille, Paul Buchel, Jost Pilgrim, Willi Wolfinger, Dr. Stephan Laternser, Arnold Wille, New Haven Trust Company Ltd., Mario Staggl, Dr. Jur. Klaus Biedermann, Scott Macaw, Neil Smith, Union Charter, Ltd., David A. Schwedel, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., Michael Storey, Timothy Vail, David Eichinger, James Alexander Michie, GM Capital Partners, Ltd., Robert Knight, Knight Financial, Ltd., Marc Angst, Gestrust SA, Martin Hochschorner, Jason Sundar, and Herb Lustig at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Igor Olenicoff et al v. UBS AG et al: UBS AG’s Memorandum of Contentions of Law and Fact

UBS AG's Memorandum of Contentions of Law and Fact in Igor Olenicoff and Olen Properties Corp. v. UBS AG, UBS Bank USA, Bradley Birkenfeld, Michel Guignard, Raoul Weil, Martin Liechti, Gilbert Benz, Christian Bovay, Roger Hartman, Jacques Beuchat, Peter Kurer, Mario Staggl, New Haven Trust Company Limited, Dr. Jur. Klaus Biedermann, Neil Smith, Scott Macaw, Union Charter, Ltd., David Schwedel, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., Michael Storey, Timothy Vail, David Eichinger, Rene Marty, Jason Sundar, and Martin Hochschorner at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Igor Olenicoff et al v. UBS AG et al: Plaintiffs’ Witness List

Plaintiffs' Witness List in Igor Olenicoff and Olen Properties Corp. v. UBS AG, UBS Bank USA, Bradley Birkenfeld, Michel Guignard, Raoul Weil, Martin Liechti, Gilbert Benz, Christian Bovay, Roger Hartman, Jacques Beuchat, Peter Kurer, Mario Staggl, New Haven Trust Company Limited, Dr. Jur. Klaus Biedermann, Neil Smith, Scott Macaw, Union Charter, Ltd., David Schwedel, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., Michael Storey, Timothy Vail, David Eichinger, Rene Marty, Jason Sundar, and Martin Hochschorner at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Igor Olenicoff et al v. UBS AG et al: UBS AG’s Witness List

UBS AG's Witness List in Igor Olenicoff and Olen Properties Corp. v. UBS AG, UBS Bank USA, Bradley Birkenfeld, Michel Guignard, Raoul Weil, Martin Liechti, Gilbert Benz, Christian Bovay, Roger Hartman, Jacques Beuchat, Peter Kurer, Mario Staggl, New Haven Trust Company Limited, Dr. Jur. Klaus Biedermann, Neil Smith, Scott Macaw, Union Charter, Ltd., David Schwedel, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., Michael Storey, Timothy Vail, David Eichinger, Rene Marty, Jason Sundar, and Martin Hochschorner at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Insider Talking: December 8, 2008

US Senator John Kerry intends to look into offshore tax evasion; First Curacao International Bank to "start repatriating" frozen assets; UK Government commissions review of offshore financial centers' Condor Insurance sued in California; and US criminally indicts Raoul Weil, Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Wealth Management and Business Banking and a member of the Swiss bank's Group Executive Board.

Real estate developer sues offshore bankers for ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ over failed tax planning scheme

A billionaire real estate developer who pleaded guilty last year to willfully filing a false tax return in the United States has filed a civil complaint against his offshore bankers and tax planners in which he claims he was unknowingly drawn into illegal activity.Igor Olenicoff's attorney, William J. King, of Horizon Law Group LLP, in California, told OffshoreAlert that the civil action against UBS AG, Neue Bank, and others in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Florida and Texas involved much more than the limited criminal activity that his client previously admitted and said the allegations contained in the civil complaint were "not inconsistent" with his plea agreement in the criminal case, which required Olenicoff to accept full responsibility for his actions.