November 2017

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN – NOVEMBER 09: Isle of Man notes and coins are pictured on November 9, 2017 near Douglas, Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is a low-tax British Crown Dependency with a population of just 85 thousand in the Irish Sea off the west coast England. Recent revelations in the Paradise […]

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Emilia Diaz-Struck, Research Editor for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), balances the worlds of traditional reporting and data research. Leveraging the possibilities of technology, she coordinates the work of journalists collaborating on investigations of global scope. ICIJ has been an engine for journalistic collaboration in major investigations. Offshore Leaks, which included millions of […]

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Family sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys is to return for two Christmas specials next month, following reports that three members of the show’s cast allegedly avoided tax by putting more than £2 million into companies in Mauritius. Patrick Houlihan (who plays Dermot), Martin Delany (Trevor) and Fiona O’Carroll (Maria) took funds received from a production company owned by […]

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Hackers leaked approximately 13.4 million confidential client documents from Appleby, Estera, and Asiaciti Trust to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The leaked files, known as the “Paradise Papers,” show that Appleby set up companies and bank accounts in low tax jurisdictions. The client list is reportedly dominated by U.S. companies and individuals, including “politically […]

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Brooke Harrington, an American professor of business and politics at Denmark’s Copenhagen Business School, travels the world studying tax havens and sharing her findings with academics, policy makers and the general public. Demands for her lectures only increased last fall after Harvard University Press published her book Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent, which […]

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There have been some interesting developments in the world of cryptocurrency which shouldn’t go by unnoticed. When the Paradise Papers were released, people initially assumed this would mean big things for cryptocurrency. While it is certainly true this was damning evidence in regards to traditional finance, things are not black and white either. In fact, one very prominent person in cryptocurrency was exposed […]

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First, it was the Panama Papers; now the Paradise Papers. Both were scandals involving prominent people around the world who hide their wealth in tax havens. In both cases, investigative journalists leaked huge data that disclosed the names of those engaged in this activity. Unsurprisingly, both leaks included the names of prominent Nigerians. However, while […]

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There have been some interesting developments in the world of cryptocurrency which shouldn’t go by unnoticed. When the Paradise Papers were released, people initially assumed this would mean big things for cryptocurrency. While it is certainly true this was damning evidence in regards to traditional finance, things are not black and white either. In fact, one very prominent person in cryptocurrency was exposed […]

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Jake Bernstein’s Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite (Henry Holt, 2017) is both riveting and dispiriting. Bernstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, knows whereof he writes because he was a senior reporter on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists team that broke the Panama Papers story. 25% […]

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By Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s name has for the first time been discovered in the Panama Papers, the massive trove of leaked documents detailing the ways in which the world’s richest people hide their business dealings from scrutiny and taxation. The discovery, first flagged by investigative […]

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