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El FMI ha sacado un informe sobre evasión fiscal y blanqueo de capitales que la verdad que es brutal 👇#hilo
imf.org/external/pubs/…
A pesar de que estos flujos son opacos porque son esencialmente ilícitos, y por lo tanto difíciles de investigar, cada vez tenemos más información y se pone más el foco en ellos, gracias sobretodo a la investigación periodística y académica
Por ejemplo gracias al Consorcio Internacional de Periodismo de Investigación (@ICIJ) conocimos los #panamapapers o los #LuxLeaks que destaparon miles de casos de fraude fiscal y permitieron sacar a la luz estas estructuras opacas de evasión icij.org/investigations…
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Treasury OIG report on FinCEN designation of banks & countries as being of Primary Money Laundering Concern under the Patriot Act.
Not much detail, nothing exciting, but lots of questions.
Looked at the process used to designate 3 between 2013-Sept. 2016.
oversight.gov/sites/default/…
These are the criteria for designating a jurisdiction or country as an area of Primary Money Laundering Concern:
These are the factors for designating a bank, transaction or type of account as of Primary Money Laundering Concern:
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#TheLaundromat movie, based on the true story of the #PanamaPapers, premiered in Venice yesterday. We're looking forward to seeing it! 🍿🎞️ Steven Soderbergh quote: The kind of corruption that we are discussing is a defining issue of this moment. [...] And I think transparency is the only solutiotn.
It tells a story of hidden wealth, #moneylaundering and #corruption - one that could not be told without the courageous work of whistleblowers and investigative journalists around the world. bit.ly/2lsUdY3
Read more about the #PanamaPapers investigation that revealed a network of over 200,000 shell companies and helped recover over US$ 1 billion in taxes. #25corruptionscandals transparency.org/news/feature/2… 25 corruption cases cover image: The Panama Papers
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U-oh-K?

Those concerned w
assassination of
Daphne Caruana Galizia
2017,
say EU countries
have NOT done enough
2 press Malta N2 holding
independent probe.

ft.com/content/9c0d87…
In July,
3 men were formally charged
over the killing,
19 mos after they were arrested,
w trial date yet 2B set.

Caruana Galizia family having
difficult time w U.K. government,
as they refuse 2 call 4 public inquiry;

Pointing out U.K.'s close ties
+ history w Malta📌
June,
human rts org,
Council of Europe,
set 3-mo deadline
2 launch independent inquiry
N2 Daphne Caruana Glaizia's
assassination, 2017.

"Significant difficulty"
trying 2 raise case w
U.K.'s British Foreign Office

ft.com/content/9c0d87…
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The British legal system is rigged against investigative journalism. The wealthy use our courts neuter stories that have been published without hindrance in the US or France or Italy. The work ⁦@carolecadwalla⁩ has done is of huge public benefit gofundme.com/f/democracy-th…
@carolecadwalla Here’s why I use the word rigged. In recent years, I’ve done a series of collaborations with media around the world, all publishing the same stories on the same day. These include the #PanamaPapers, the #ParadisePapers and #TheDaphneProject.
@carolecadwalla When the moment comes to confront the subjects of our stories, it’s always the same pattern. Approahced by media outside the UK, the politicians, plutocrats and professional enablers usually come back with an on the record statement for publication.
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💬Despite algorithm changes and limited direct monetisation, legacy news outlets across Europe still value social media, particularly FB, in order to pursue their editorial and commercial objectives.

reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/p…
⚖️Levels of news consumption (especially online) in the UK are more unequal by social grade than levels of income according to our Social Inequalities in News study by @antoniskalog / @rasmus_kleis

1-in-4 consume no online news.

reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/s…
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Fun Fact:

Leslie Wexner
purchase 6 stores
+ lingerie catalog
which comprised
Victoria's Secret
in 1982 from
Roy Raymond
Palo Alto, CA

Here's a guy w a $6M/yr biz
selling it 2 Wexner 4 $1M?

Raymond then opened
My Child's Destiny📌
retail store 4 kids.
nytimes.com/1993/09/02/obi…
Something not right 4 Roy Raymond.

Jumping off
Golden Gate Bridge
takes things 2 new heights.

A man who built a biz from 1977,
sells the $6M/yr biz 2 Wexner 4 $1 FUQQING MILLION?????

Pardon while Paul sticks needles in eyes.

Ugh. + then 2 have the kiddie clothes store...
Okay.

I cannot go further w/out shouting 2

@Agenthades1 🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️

Cuz, if u didn't vibe this one,
ur going to love it. ^^^^^
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Hold up Hades!

Pardon.
Paul's gotta unpack.

Robert J. Ruttenberg:

▪️Manhattan Research, LLC - Think Tank √
▪️Gryphon Development - Leslie "Cats!" Wexner √
▪️Warner Cosmetics|Warner Communications - Blavatnik √
▪️Cosmair - L’Oréal - Bettencourt √
▪️Revlon - Ron Perelman √
All right.
Here's some brief
Robert J. Ruttenberg:

Leslie Wexner's *associate

▪️Manhattan Research, LLC
Think Tank🧠

Provides info on
issues, attitudes + trends
related 2 tech use
+ adoption by consumers
+ health pros.👈

Decision Resources Group 📌
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan…
Wat dis?

▪️Decision Resources

What isn't it!

▪️Piramal Group
Mumbai, India

4 Key Cos:
~Piramal Enterprises, Ltd
~Piramal Glass 🧪
~Piramal Realty 🏘️💸
~Piramal Foundation

*Piramal top 10 global; 2011

Wexner | OSU ?🤔📌
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piramal_G…
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Going through the #MauritiusLeaks released last night by @ICIJorg, because Kenyans and people investing in KE have been using Mauritius as a tax haven for a long time...So here are a few names in the leaks.
1. @umaticapital, where ICT CS @joemucheru is an investor and shareholder
Lamu Oil and Gas Ltd, owned by Qatar National Bank and Edgo Energy. The Qataris opened their embassy in KE in April 2012; on June 1st 2012 Lamu Oil and Gas Ltd was opened in Mauritius, and won the block concessions a month later. #MauritiusLeaks
There are four companies in the #MauritiusLeaks associated with the Lamu oil concessions, two of which are now defunct but the other two are still active. All of them were opened on a single day.
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Meet Saudi arms dealer and human trafficker Adnan Khashoggi (uncle of journalist Jamal Khashoggi murdered by MBS) who was linked to #Epstein, Donald Trump, R. Nixon, Oliver North, Tony Blair and involved in the Iran Contra deal. #OpDeathEaters vanityfair.com/magazine/1989/…
Adnan Khashoggi was a 'whoremonger' whose arms deals funded a playboy life of decadence & 'pleasure wives'; he hosted 'special' parties for prominent clients in Politics, Royalty, and Hollywood which included trafficking victims, and gifts. #OpDeathEaters independent.co.uk/news/long_read…
Some of the names with ties to arms / human trafficker Khashoggi are Donald Trump, Richard Nixon, David Stirling, Richard Perle. Oliver North, Mark Thatcher, Tony Blair, Ferdinand Marcos, Prince Alfonso of Spain, some of which are listed in #Epstein's black book. #OpDeathEaters
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Good morning from New York.

At today’s Jeffrey Epstein bail hearing, will we learn:

* How many new accusers called the FBI tip line since his indictment?

* How much money he has and how he got it?

* Will he stay in jail before trial?

Live-coverage at 10am, @CourthouseNews
Catching folks up to speed:

On Friday, prosecutors spotted curious timing between the Miami Herald's exposé and payments to possibly co-conspirators in Florida. Two days after the series, a $100,000 wire; three days after that, $250,000 to someone else. courthousenews.com/feds-eye-suspi…
Prosecutors estimated Epstein had more than $500 million tied to one unnamed financial institution from which the government traced $10 million income per year, which Epstein made from "whatever it is he does."

Memo: courthousenews.com/wp-content/upl…
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‼️Jill Stein2.0‼️

Tom Steyer Is Telling Allies He’s Running for President
The billionaire Democratic donor who has led a movement to impeach Donald Trump could be the latest to join the crowded field of candidates.

Watch him run as an Independent.. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
‼️Oldie but Goodie‼️

2014

How Billionaire AMERICAN Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties

Steyer has a fortune of roughly $1.5 billion, and his advisers were among the most talented political operatives in the United States.
nytimes.com/2014/10/19/mag…
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💰Arron Banks - STM Fidecs Ltd

STM Fidecs Ltd was the first to register Leave.EU as a wholly owned subsidiary. Its ownership then passed to Banks.
theguardian.com/politics/2015/…
🔑Banks was previously a “substantial” shareholder in the firm’s parent company.

📌And the Panama Papers give further details of Banks’s offshore interests. He is listed as a shareholder of PRI Holdings, together with two other people.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
One of them is Elizabeth Bilney, the chief executive of Leave.EU. Documents show Banks owns 25,500 shares in the firm, and Bilney 12,250.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
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💰Bellingham & The British Virgin Islands

Sir Henry Bellingham is the former UK FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories 2010 - 2012

#PanamaPapers #BVI #TaxHavens #GlobalLandromat #TOC
2016:Bellingham in support of the British Virgin Islands Gov’t & financial corporations writes the British Virgin Islands are a 'shining example of a well-regulated, transparent jurisdiction'

#SureJan
politicshome.com/news/world/opi…
🔑Sun, Sand, and the $1.5 Trillion Dark Offshore Economy

🔑The British Virgin Islands is nominally home to 400,000 companies, and desperate to fend off the transparency movement.

bloomberg.com/news/features/…
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💣RageTweets💣

Trump signals bad news coming out of New York in extended rant against state investigations re Trump Foundation

NYAG: Trump Foundation Will Dissolve, Accused of ‘Shocking Pattern of Illegality’

Or did he confuse Trump Foundation with Trump Org?

📌Incoming:
💣RageTweets2💣

New study shows RU propaganda may really have helped Trump

The study does not prove RU interference swung the election to Trump. But it did find Trump's poll #s improved when RU trolls were active.

Ivanka Tests Her Diplomatic Chops and Riles a Legion of Critics
💣RageTweets3💣

Trump’s Making the World Safer for Autocrats (TOC), Western Liberal Democracy, not so much.

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan & Saudi’s MbS, basked in Trump's attention, humor and respect

TOC vs WLD

Ex-Judge Hit With $2.85M Suit Over Probation Power Grab
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COURT DOCS: Prosecutors Ask To Present Evidence That NXIVM Sex Cult Leaders Illegally Bundled Money For Hillary Clinton Campaign▫️
bigleaguepolitics.com/court-docs-pro…
“NXIVM Whistleblower Reveals #HumanTrafficking From Mexico, Satanism, Democrat Involvement Including @SenGillibrand Dad & Stepmother & Bundling $$ For Hillary Clinton Campaign...Ex-NXIVM Member Frank Parlato States Sex Slaves Will Testify”
bigleaguepolitics.com/bombshell-inte…
Arizona Mafia Not Fiction, It’s A Group of Democrats from Arizona in DC & They Are Meddling in NXIVM case “Bronfman-Raniere Crime Syndicate, Political Group Known in DC As AZ Mafia”
frankreport.com/2018/08/02/ari…
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The @nytimes blindly stumbling over another FBI honey pot operation that is using Trump Inc. as the bait. You'd think they could figure this out after 40+ years of identical stories... #ButNothingsHappening
This looks like another in a long line of stings, where a shady foreign operator partners with Trump Inc. to lease the name Trump only to find out they also leased a bunch of FBI informants! Oh look, they are also talking about projects in U.A.E. & Indonesia!
As usual, the Uruguay project involves a construction slow down as corrupt labor officials try to squeeze the developers. You think they would learn by now!
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The U.K.s new Unexplained Wealth Order (UWOs) targets an unidentified "foreign official." It is basically an order to identify how an individual laundered money into the U.K.. Seized $80M in real estate until they explain where the cash cam from.
bbc.com/news/uk-484380…
It seems they have linked the foreign official to off shore shell companies that own the property. A prime way to launder money...
The #PanamaPapers & other leaks have exposed the connections between many of these off-shore companies, law firms, banks, & wealthy oligarchs in every country around the world.
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investigation revealed connections to companies in many different tax havens, their uses & their real owners, whose identities were sometimes hidden behind layers of secrecy..140+ politicians & public officials connected to 55 countries #PanamaPapers icij.org/investigations…
[3/14/18] Leaked files from the company were the basis of the Panama Papers investigation in early 2016, provoking a global scandal after showing how the rich and powerful used offshore corporations to evade taxes. theguardian.com/world/2018/mar…
[3/14/18] “reputational deterioration, the media campaign, financial circus & unusual actions by certain Panamanian authorities, have occasioned an irreversible damage that necessitates obligatory ceasing of public operations at end of current month” reuters.com/article/us-pan…
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When student newspapers outdo the professional media! @SFFoghorn
University of San Francisco invested $2M in a Cayman Islands shell company into a Royal Dutch Shell project! #ButNothingsHappening
sffoghorn.com/usfs-offshore-…
USF now has more than $30M invested in the Caribbean & Central America with interesting information being found in the #PanamaPapers.
How do you think the folks on the left are going to take it when they figure out their 'green' universities are investing in shell companies? So that they can fund fossil fuel activities that are linked to corrupt deals stealing from poor nations?
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THREAD Realtors have profited handsomely from the skyrocketing property markets in Vancouver and Toronto. These markets have also been hotbeds for dirty money. It's gotten so bad, real estate agents themselves want a crack down on money laundering. #onpoli thestar.com/news/investiga…
2/ At @TorontoStar we have been investigating tax evasion and money laundering ever since the #PanamaPapers in 2016, and one simple solution to this problem keeps coming up: TRANSPARENCY. projects.thestar.com/panama-papers/… #TorontoRealEstate
3/ A common belief is that tax havens like Lichtenstein and Switzerland have secrecy laws that attract criminals. The truth is that Canada's lack of transparency for land, company and trust ownership makes this country far more useful for organized crime projects.thestar.com/panama-papers/…
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#PanamaPapers case update: Two defendants want the government to help locate the "evidentiary needle in the documentary haystack" in a docket spanning 5.6 million pages.

Their motion: documentcloud.org/documents/5991…

Background on the indictment, @CourthouseNews: courthousenews.com/us-charges-fou…
It's unsurprising that the case file is so massive.

The #PanamaPapers was the biggest data leak in history, exposing complex alleged tax dodges globally. Attorneys say the conduct here spans three decades and "literally hundreds (if not thousands) of separate wire transfers."
It is remarkable that, in fighting charges of using Byzanthine ruses involving shell companies to launder money and defraud governments, the #PanamaPapers defendants are now complaining that the discovery haul is just too complicated.
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