(04-04-2016, 08:16 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:
(04-04-2016, 03:56 PM)JayRodney Wrote: Great post.
I think I may have found an answer to that nagging US question...
According to zerohedge.com
Finally, for those curious why not a single prominent US name features in the list above, the reason may be found within the snapshot of the non-profit ICIJ's "funding supporters":
Actually, it's simpler than that: out of the 14,086 companies Mossack Fonseca had incorporated it knew the identities of the real owners of just 204 of them...
Americans are probably better at covering their tracks, or used a different law firm to do all their dirty stuff.
That's a very good point about the real owners being out of sight.
(04-04-2016, 08:43 PM)US nli Wrote:
(04-04-2016, 06:37 PM)Octo Wrote: People are not as upset with the individuals as it's our biggest bank that's been assisting our richest folks in setting up these offshore "businesses".
Nordea bank investigated over tax haven scandal
One of the biggest banks in Scandinavia has been accused of helping wealthy customers to dodge taxes and is now set to be investigated by Sweden's financial watchdog.
Is it the banks' responsibility?
It's just that banks are supposed to adhere to the banking laws and regulations of the countries they operate in.
The Finnish police are investigating this issue, and take a pretty hard stance against this type of thing.
It's always feasible for the state to pronounce individuals and/or, institutions, guilty for aiding and abetting
in a crime even if they are not the principal offender.