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#Panama attorney Ismael Gerli Champsaur indicted for forgery, but his victims are still in jail

#Panama attorney Ismael Gerli Champsaur indicted for forgery, but his victims are still in jail

| November 3, 2016 | 20 Comments

In October 2016, the Panamanian Prosecution Office of District N15 officially indicted Ismael Gerli Champsaur (pictured), a Panamanian attorney and partner of law firm Gerli&Co, with forgery of public documents. At first glance, this indictment does not seem to be importance, save possibly for the local news. However, the stakes are significantly higher: a whole […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#Panama papers: Investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament

#Panama papers: Investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hearing  The hearing starts on Tuesday morning, 27 September, at 9.00 CET. The journalists discussing their work with MEPs include Frederik Obermaier, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany; and Kristof Clerix from Belgium’s Knack magazine. Watch it live online and check out  the full programme. Following the hearing, the committee’s working program will be presented […]

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#PanamaPapers: EPP Group welcomes law proposal to increase tax transparency

#PanamaPapers: EPP Group welcomes law proposal to increase tax transparency

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

EPP Group wants strong parliamentary investigation into Panama Papers. “Country-by-country reporting alone does not fix the problem.” The EPP Group has welcomed today’s law proposal by the European Commission to have multi-national companies report on their taxes, profits and employees on a country-by-country basis. “We want companies to pay taxes where the value is created. […]

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#PanamaPapers: EPP wants Panama government and Mossack Fonseca to testify in the European Parliament

#PanamaPapers: EPP wants Panama government and Mossack Fonseca to testify in the European Parliament

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The EPP Group wants the law firm Mossack Fonseca and the Panama government to testify in the European Parliament’s special committee on unfair tax practices”, announced Burkhard Balz MEP on 5 April, the EPP Group’s Spokesman in the committee which was set up after the so-called LuxLeaks revelations. Burkhard Balz MEP added: “This is organised, large-scale […]

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#PanamaPapers: Labour MEP quizzed RBS head of tax on bank’s involvement in tax avoidance scandal

#PanamaPapers: Labour MEP quizzed RBS head of tax on bank’s involvement in tax avoidance scandal

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Labour MEP questioned RBS’s head of tax on the bank’s involvement in the Panama Papers tax avoidance scandal on 4 April. Grant Jamieson’s appearance before the European Parliament economic and monetary affairs committee comes as more and more details emerge of tax dodging on an unprecedented scale, including that RBS, which is 73% taxpayer owned, […]

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#PanamaPapers: Giant leak of offshore financial records exposes global tax-fraud

#PanamaPapers: Giant leak of offshore financial records exposes global tax-fraud

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 other news organizations around the globe, reveals the offshore links of some of the planet’s most prominent people. In terms of size, it is likely the biggest leak of inside information in history – more than 11,5 […]

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