February 2018

CLOSE Watch an exclusive clip from AMC’s crime thriller ‘McMafia,’ starring James Norton as a Harvard-educated London investor who’s drawn into his immigrant family’s Russian mob connections. AMC Alex Godman (James Norton) is a London investor who gets involved in international organized crime in AMC’s ‘McMafia.’(Photo: Nikola Predovic, Cuba Pictures) If Goodfellas and The Sopranos […]

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Politicians, especially those holding a public office, are supposed to serve their country and their people. But many politicians use their political power for illegitimate private gains – at the expense of taxpayers, of course. According to a list of ten most corrupt prime ministers compiled by Fox News Point, former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz […]

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Panama has long played a central role in money laundering in Latin America. SHARE A new report demonstrates that although Panamanian authorities have made progress in combating money laundering, the country’s laws continue to make it an attractive destination to conceal revenue from illegal activities. The report is based on the results of an investigation […]

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ISLAMABAD: The star witness against the daughter and the son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Apartments reference told the accountability court on Thursday that the Calibri font existed when the trust deed of the property was prepared. But the font was not commercially available before January 2007 and the trust deed […]

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ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court on Thursday sought reasons from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as to why Maheen Fatima, a senior official of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), was not named in the case related to tampering with the records of Chaudhry Sugar Mills. The bench was […]

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Aaron Wudrick is the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. Are you paying all the tax you’re legally required to pay—and if not, is that okay? That’s the question at the heart of the controversy over offshore tax havens, whereby mostly wealthy individuals structure their financial affairs to minimize their tax burdens. It’s a […]

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GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s market regulator said Thursday it has banned the Swiss affiliate of Russia’s Gazprombank from taking new private clients over money laundering concerns over a 10-year period that emerged from the Panama Papers leak. The move marks the first and only time that Swiss markets authority, FINMA, identified or penalized any company […]

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Politicians, especially those holding a public office, are supposed to serve their country and their people. But many politicians use their political power for illegitimate private gains – at the expense of taxpayers, of course. According to a list of ten most corrupt prime ministers compiled by Fox News Point, former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz […]

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A number of MEPs have called on the Commission Vice-President to propose anti-SLAPP legislation by making it easier to dismiss vexatious lawsuits – and setting up a fund to cover the costs of these attempts Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) is considered to be a way to silence critical journalism. “The cross-border nature of investigative journalism […]

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Corruption references against Sharif family: Two foreign witnesses to record statements today ISLAMABAD: Arrangements have been finalized to record statements of two foreign witnesses in connection with corruption references against Sharif family. The two witnesses Robert W Radley, principal of Radley Forensic Document Laboratory, and Akhtar Raja, owner of Quist Solicitors were approached by the […]

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Secondly, offshore global finance aids and abets in the investment of earnings from serious criminal activities and thus, offer incentives for the global spread of such activities. And lastly, tax havens, as the authors starkly observe, “have been used by the rich and the powerful to benefit themselves at the expense of the poor and […]

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Eighteen Bangladeshis have been named in the leaked documents known as Paradise Papers, but the government has not taken any action yet, though in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif had to resign as prime minister facing similar revelations. Now, a minister and a number of MPs in Bangladesh are demanding actions against 18 Bangladeshis, including controversial business […]

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