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Ut oh! Daphne Galiza's family is calling out Siemens for not complying with it's agreement with DOJ to end corruption. #ButNothingsHappening

Siemens has been linked to other corruption cases that I have covered in addition to Malta...
Siemens was a partner in an electric plant in Malta that was very Swampy & was one of the scandals Daphne was investigating before her assassination.
They even had to push a member of the Board of Directors of the project in Malta to resign after he was arrested & questioned in relation to her murder.
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Hoy en la mañana, una legisladora porteña tuiteó la siguiente animalada:
Ante semejante estupidez, me pareció oportuno realizar las siguientes aclaraciones:

1. Los activos de argentinos en el exterior pagan, de hecho, mayores impuestos que los locales.

2. El único delito probado en el “caso” #PanamaPapers es el robo de información privada.
Al mismo tiempo, la invité - si de verdad estaba interesada en la “cuestión offshore” - a tener un debate CONSTRUCTIVO al respecto a través de mi cuenta en Instagram, hoy a las 19:00 de BA.
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12/2018: #MossackFonseca & Co., Panamanian-Based Global Law Firm Used To Set Up Foundations & Trusts To Disguise Ownership of Money▫️

Four Charged: Ramses Owens, 50; Dirk Brauer, 54; Richard Gaffey, 74; Harald Von Der Goltz, 81▫️


justice.gov/opa/pr/us-acco…
“Mossack Fonseca & Co. deal in creating foundations & trusts incorporating offshore companies & setting up overseas bank accounts for clients. Created, marketed, sold & serviced sham foundations & shell companies.

Ramses Owens, Atty for Mossack Fonseca: Charged, Still At large”
“Dirk Brauer, Investment Advisor for Mossfon Asset Management: Charged, Arrested 11/15/18 in Paris, France.

Richard Gaffey, Partner At US Based Accounting Firm: Charged, Arrested 12/3/18 in Boston, MA.”
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Good morning from New York.

Another #PanamaPapers defendant is about to plead guilty. Updates after it happens for @CourthouseNews.
@CourthouseNews DEVELOPING:

Precluding a trial on massive tax dodges unearthed in the Panama Papers leak, an accountant implicated in the scheme pleaded guilty Friday.

More in the next update, @CourthouseNews courthousenews.com/accountant-ple…
@CourthouseNews Richard Gaffey's sentencing is now set for June 29 at 11 a.m.

Of the four indicted Panama Papers defendants, both of the two currently in U.S. custody have pleaded guilty. That averts a high-profile trial slated for next week.

Gaffey admitted to all eight counts.
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Former US resident Harald Joachim von der Goltz pleaded guilty to wire & tax fraud, money laundering & other charges in the #PanamaPapers investigation of Mossack Fonesca!

He was charged along with Ramses Owens, Dirk Brauer, and Richard Gaffey.

#ButNothingsHappening
He hid his money in offshore accounts from at least 2000 to 2017 and used multiple shell companies and bank accounts to do it.

Ramses Owens previously worked as a Lawyer for Mossack Fonesca and helped him hide his money. He is another one charged in the scheme.
Richard Gaffey, who was also charged, was a Partner at a US based Accounting firm.

Looks like the firm was Elder Gaffey & Paine PC.

I can’t read this whole thing, but it’s right in the beginning.

law360.com/articles/12379…
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Iranian national Bahram Karimi was charged with bank fraud conspiracy and lying for his role in a joint project between #Venezuela and #Iran where they used the US financial system to funnel over $115 Million to Iranian entities and individuals.
Looks like Karimi might actually live in Canada.
This goes back to 2004 when Venezuela and Iran entered into a Cooperation Framework Agreement and later an MOU where Iran’s Stratus Group would build housing in Venezuela.
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United Nations director general of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) António Vitorino implicated in a 35 million euro Venezuelan corruption scheme.
Case stems from time when he was Spain's ambassador to Venezuela.
thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/01/1…
#ButNothingsHappening
The case also involves the former head of the Venezuelan oil company flying to Madrid to testify, then being found dead in his hotel room.
Money was laundered through shell companies & banks in Panama & Switzerland. I'm sure some of this was exposed by the #PanamaPapers & #Swissleaks.
Which have made it easier for investigators to discover the owners of the shell companies!
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Swiss bank UBS facing obstruction charges for enabling a financial firm to commit fraud against it's clients in conflict of interest deals.
Making trades that cause 1 customer to lose money in a deal to another customer...
While greatly overcharging for it
internationalinvestment.net/news/4009896/u…
Malta based Sofia Sgr asset management firm conducted the fraud from 2013-2017.
In addition to charges against the firm & the bank, they are looking at charging up to 23 individuals working for the firm & the bank. #ButNothingsHappening
Correction, it is Milan not Malta.

Autocorrect thinks I always type Malta...
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NEW: Africa’s richest woman @isabelaangola claims to be a self-made billionaire. Today, we reveal the inside story of how she made her fortune while leaving #Angola one of the poorest countries on earth.

Read #LuandaLeaks: bit.ly/2TG528b

📹: @shirafu
If you're new to Angola, the dos Santos family and their connected history, then this is the place to start.

By @antoniocuga and @Indigo_Light. bit.ly/2udfbPi #LuandaLeaks
@antoniocuga @Indigo_Light Months of reporting based on a #leak of 715,000 documents obtained from @PPLAAF reveals two decades of unscrupulous deals and enormous wealth moved through offshore centers. bit.ly/2TG528b #LuandaLeaks
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Two arrested in the UK on indictments from SDNY over using shell companies to engage in illegal pump & dump stock schemes. Indictment covers from 2013-2019. HT to @JarradKushner
#ButNothingsHappening
justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/s…
@JarradKushner I love the language here "As a major facilitator of market manipulation schemes..." which means they were doing this as a service for their investors.
Investors as yet unindicted, or at least still sealed. This is getting the #receipts!
@JarradKushner They set up & used shell companies to conceal who their real investors were behind the schemes to make it harder to identify their customers.
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Swiss asset management firm Blacklight, SA and its owner Kenneth Ciapala, as well as Ulrek Dibo, were charged in a pump and dump scheme of (mainly) penny stocks.
The scheme involved secretly taking over companies, manipulating their stocks, publishing false stock information publicly, artificially inflating the stock prices, then selling at the inflated values.
Blacklight SA is also linked to 14 companies in the #PanamaPapers.

offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/11010129
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Here are 10 insights from our research in 2019 that can help journalists in 2020

1. Our #DNR19 showed that 16% pay for online news in 🇺🇸, 27% in 🇸🇪 & 34% in 🇳🇴. But these countries remain the exception. People in many countries remain reluctant to pay
digitalnewsreport.org/survey/2019/ov…
@rasmus_kleis @MeeraSelva1 @dragz @annisch @silviamajo @arusbridger @pollycurtis @jeffjarvis @Rosental @jbenton 2. A report we published in September showed that FB & YouTube are more widely named as sources of online news by young people than most of the 🇪🇺 public broadcasters. @BBCNews is the only one with a higher reach among young audiences online than offline
reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/o…
@rasmus_kleis @MeeraSelva1 @dragz @annisch @silviamajo @arusbridger @pollycurtis @jeffjarvis @Rosental @jbenton @BBCNews @davidallevy @vincentgiret @edeantoniog @MukulDevichand @zillahwatson @AuraLindeberg @uebermedien 3. Our factsheet on #Brexit showed that 58% of Leave voters get their news from pro-Leave newspapers but only 1% get ALL their news from pro-Leave newspapers. The proportion is similar on the Remain side
reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/ho…
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Trump’s lawyer and the Venezuelan president:

How Giuliani & Rep. Pete Sessions got involved in back-channel talks with Maduro

washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
🤔VenezuelaAndTeamTrump🤔

#TeamPutinTrumpChina’s love/hate obsession with Venezuela. Hint: oil, 💰 & so much more.
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1/19 Voor het eerst in parlementaire geschiedenis importeert NL Amerikaanse wet: de #MagnitskyAct. Tweede Kamerleden noemen het een mensenrechtenwet, maar dat is het niet. Lees hieronder draadje over de zwendelaar die deze wet naar NL bracht, Bill Browder. Bizar verhaal. #HOAX
2/19 #MagnitskyAct die inmiddels door de Tweede Kamer is, is vernoemd naar een Russische accountant die om het leven kwam in een Russische cel, Sergei Magnitsky, en is zogenaamd bedoeld om overal ter wereld schenders van mensenrechten te kunnen straffen met sancties.
3/19 Werkgever van omgekomen Rus Magnitsky is Britse hedgefundmanager Bill Browder. Die beweert dat #Magnitsky is opgepakt en om het leven is gebracht omdat hij klokkenluider was. Hij zou op politiebureau aangifte hebben gedaan van belastingfraude door overheidsfunctionarissen.
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HSBC Private Bank hands over the #receipts! in a deferred prosecution agreement. They have 3 years to prove they are cooperating before charges will be dropped against the bank.
$192M penalty for helping tax evasion

HT @LJT_is_me #ButNothingsHappening
justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
HSBC admits to conspiring with more than 700 wealthy Americans to hide a peak of $1.26 billion in deposits from the IRS from 2000-2010. So the total money moved was much higher. Wouldn't want to be one of those clients!
It also covers accounts that were kept open up to the end of 2017.
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German prosecutors in Frankfort are making #DeutscheBank pay a $16.5 million fine for lax money laundering controls, but dropped a tax evasion criminal investigation against them.

It was an investigation stemming from a raid on the bank in Nov 2018 and was centered on a Deutsche bank in the British Virgin Islands.
More specifically, it focused on Deutsche subsidiary "Regula" which was in the #PanamaPapers. There probably was money laundering involved, but prosecutors claimed there wasn't enough evidence Deutsche Bank execs.
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The #29leaks may prove to be bigger than the #PanamaPapers! Global shell company operation set up in London! Connecting to many of the global money laundering networks! Organized crime, hostile government, & Swamp players they bought!
#ButNothingsHappening HT to @TruckerWifeLife
@TruckerWifeLife Boy that's not good, Russian oligarch taking Australian defense dollars & laundering them to a tax haven!
He was providing helicopters to support Aussie operations in Afghanistan.
michaelwest.com.au/operation-slip…
This lead to a court fight over who should book the profits as they were passed through a Cyprus based shell company.
Interestingly, the Russian passed the contract to Dyncorp International an American company implicated in other scandals.
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Billionaire rats on politicians in murder of a journalist who was covering #PanamaPapers corruption! 2 cabinet ministers, Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, many more...

#ButNothingsHappening
reuters.com/article/us-mal…
Its amazing how cases can be buried for 2 years but now the evidence is being revealed.
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FBI & DOJ targeting Venezuelan bankers in $4.5 Billion #moneylaundering scheme.
Shady loans to state owned oil companies. Rig exchange rate markets for the payments to pay back much more than the loans were worth. #ButNothingsHappening
amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…
Money was laundered to Swiss bank accounts of shell companies then into the US in real estate & securities investments. I've long theorized that the Swamp draining started overseas first to drive the money into the US where DOJ could get at it easier!
Primary crimes occurred in 2012, but the Feds are finally closing in. The prosecution began in 2017 but based upon older information. What was your DOJ doing @BarackObama?
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Chinese Spy Wang "William" Liqiang, who just defected to Australia, worked for HK based China Innovation Investment Limited (CIIL). Wang described this as a cover company that several Chinese Intelligence agencies used for operations.#osint #PanamaPapers #China
CIIL appears as an offshore company registered in the Cayman Islands in February 2002 and also traded on the HK stock exchange. The English name for the company is Sino Technology Investment Company Limited. #PanamaPapers #offshoreleaks
Looking at the corporate registry for CIIL, it has a whopping 36 board members, 6 managers, including his boss, Xiang Xin, who Wang claims was "a senior intelligence operative".
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Bill Majcher: Cozy with the Chinese Government and corrupt business leaders, and happy to help them defraud innocent Chinese people out of their life savings. Taking everything he learned as a money laundering cop in Canada to help autocrats and scammers. What a Canadian hero!
Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, there is info suggesting Majcher was involved in a massive fraud scheme. #OSINT #Bellingcat #offshoreleaks
Now, thanks to @icijorg and the #PanamaPapers, we bring you Majcher's involvement with GNET Group PLC, which @MajcherBill was a director of, and defrauded a lot of working people out of their money through a Ponzi/Pyramid/fraud scheme. Keep reading...#CORRUPTION #offshoreleaks
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