Tax Havens: The How & Why, Without the Semi-Hysteria

The following has been reproduced with kind permission from Jeffrey Robinson In the weeks following the release of “Secrecy for Sale” – the eBook version of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ (ICIJ) brilliant look at tax evasion and the role of the offshore world – the Internet, Facebook and Twitter (especially Twitter) went semi-hysterical with … Read more…

OFT Closes Payday Lender

A Blog by Neil Pool In November 2010 it emerged that a Finnish company, trading in the UK as Help Loan, had been targeted by organised crime.  It was reported that about 9,000 innocent people had their details compromised. Because Help Loan had poor operational procedures, the criminals that stole the identities managed fraudulently obtain … Read more…

The Ultimate White List

The following has been reproduced with kind permission from Jeffrey Robinson At this week’s money laundering and asset recovery summit in Antigua where I delivered the keynote address to an audience from several jurisdictions — an audience which included government ministers , the judiciary, law enforcement, financial investigators, bankers, businessmen, the chief justice of the … Read more…

Bank Error In My Favor: Collect $95,093.35

The following has been reproduced with kind permission from Patrick Combs A True Story by Patrick Combs [First appeared in the London Financial Times, August 2012 as a cover story of The Arts Section] It was a cheque, made out in my name, for $95,093.35 and it came in a junk-mail letter from a get-rich-quick … Read more…