October 2018

IHC has also posed questions to the anti-graft watchdog, asking if criminal conviction can be based on presumption. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD                      : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to grant bail to former premier Nawaz Sharif and other members of the […]

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By Joanne Faulkner Law360, London (October 22, 2018, 1:02 AM BST) — Sixty percent of the top 100 U.K. law firms reported an information security breach in the last year, PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed on Monday, leaving a majority of surveyed firms concerned about cyberattacks… … read more at: https://www.law360.com/insurance-uk/articles/1093823/cyberattacks-worry-big-firms-as-breaches-abound-

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An accountability mechanism is expected to be independent, impartial and efficient. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is today facing severe criticism for being deficient in all three areas. However, it must be admitted that no accountability or anti-corruption organisation in Pakistan has been accepted, at least by the public, as independent or impartial, and any […]

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EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told German newspaper Die Welt that “the granting of citizenship poses a serious security risk because it gives beneficiaries all the rights of EU citizens and allows them to move freely throughout the Union”. The Czech politician continued that the Commission is “extremely concerned” about the escalation of “golden passports,” […]

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Updated October 11, 2018 15:46:35 Photo: Labor’s Andrew Leigh wants to double the financial penalties for tax promoters. (ABC News) Labor is putting forward a proposal to increase the penalties for tax avoidance scheme promoters, as the Australian Taxation Office faces legal battles over its latest crackdown on multinationals. Speaking later today at the Melbourne […]

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EXCLUSIVE: The Scorpion and X-Files star is boarding Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix drama The Laundromat in the role of Captain Perry. Robert Patrick will join the production next week which includes the ensemble cast of Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas,  David Schwimmer and Will Forte. Pic centers around one of the largest money laundering schemes ever. The Panama Papers refers to […]

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Since Donald Trump’s fortunes came surging back with the success of “The Apprentice” 14 years ago, his deals have often been scrutinized for the large number of his partners who have ventured to the very edges of the law, and sometimes beyond. Those associates have included accused money launderers, alleged funders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard […]

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Red Sparrow’s Matthias Schoenaerts has joined the star-studded cast list on Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers feature, The Laundromat. Also joining the cast as filming kicked off this week was Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, Hold the Dark), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, Rick and Morty), James Cromwell  (Babe, L.A. Confidential) and Melissa Rauch (The Bronze, Big Bang Theory). It was already confirmed earlier […]

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Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury In her blog, it is written “Daphne Caruana Galizia is a journalist working in Malta. If you have any information to contribute to Running Commentary, please email Daphne Caruana Galizia in complete confidence at [email protected].” Galizia was a Maltese journalist, writer, and anti-corruption activist, who reported on political events in Malta. In particular, she focused on investigative reporting into […]

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The scale of the financial damage caused by the so-called “cum-ex” tax scandal is much higher than previously thought, according to information provided to Reuters, ARD, Die Zeit and several other news organizations. For the last few years, German authorities have been investigating hundreds of the tax fraud cases, where banks and stockbrokers rapidly traded […]

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By Jack Schickler · October 17, 2018, 4:10 PM EDT The U.K. and Ireland breached European Union law by allowing diesel fuel marked with an anti-tax-fraud dye to be used in private boats, the EU’s highest court ruled Wednesday. Ireland also… … read more at: https://www.law360.com/tax-authority/articles/1093008/uk-ireland-boat-fuel-practice-illegal-eu-court-says

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Since Donald Trump’s fortunes came surging back with the success of “The Apprentice” 14 years ago, his deals have often been scrutinized for the large number of his partners who have ventured to the very edges of the law, and sometimes beyond. Those associates have included accused money launderers, alleged funders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard […]

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