Paradise Papers

The EU launched an in-depth probe into Nike‘s tax affairs in the Netherlands, following revelations in the “Paradise Papers” scandal that exposed low tax deals for multinationals. The European Commission “will investigate in an-depth to assess whether it is in line with EU State aid rules,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. […]

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The European commission has opened an investigation into the tax treatment of Nike in the Netherlands, saying it may have given the US sportswear maker an illegal advantage. The commission said in a statement that Dutch authorities had issued five tax rulings from 2006 to 2015, two of which were still in force, endorsing a […]

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The Foreign Office will dedicate as much time and money as possible in 2019 to “stop the intimidation, harassment and persecution of journalists across the world”, a minister has pledged. MPs spoke out yesterday in support of the international protection of journalists after former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale described 2018 as “one of the worst […]

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Sevil Erkuş – ANKARA Journalist Pelin Ünker, who was sentenced to over a year in jail over a series of “Paradise Papers” reports published on Cumhuriyet newspaper about offshore companies that allegedly belonged to former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s sons on the tax-haven island of Malta, was not sentenced over her journalistic activities, Yıldırım, now […]

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A Turkish journalist who reported on the Paradise Papers has been sentenced to more than a year behind bars for her investigative work, which shed light on the business dealings of the country’s former prime minister, Binali Yildirim. Pelin Unker was found guilty of “defamation and insult”  by an Istanbul court on Tuesday, The Guardian reported, and […]

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An Irish priest played a key role in offshore structures holding substantial assets belonging to the wealthy but secretive Catholic order the Legionaries of Christ, the Paradise Papers have revealed. The Paradise Papers are 13.4 million leaked legal and other files showing tax avoidance and other financial activity across numerous businesses from 1950 to 2016. […]

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A Turkish journalist has been given a 13-month jail sentence after she was found guilty of defaming and insulting former Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim and his two sons. Journalist Pelin Unker had revealed that Mr Yildrim’s two sons owned two companies in Malta. Their ownership of these companies was revealed in the 2017 Paradise […]

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Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker has been sentenced to jail over the Paradise Papers investigation after being found to have defamed her nation’s former prime minister and two of his sons. An Istanbul court sentenced the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ member to imprisonment for 13 months for “defamation and insult.” Ünker, who reported that former […]

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Introduction Recent History of Money Laundering and Tax Evasion If you’re a criminal they will catch you, as the saying goes, they even managed to catch Al Capone on tax evasion. Of course, the laws of tax evasion have seen as many developments since the days of Al Capone as there have been developments in […]

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Introduction Recent History of Money Laundering and Tax Evasion If you’re a criminal they will catch you, as the saying goes, they even managed to catch Al Capone on tax evasion. Of course, the laws of tax evasion have seen as many developments since the days of Al Capone as there have been developments in […]

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In April, 2018, I travelled to Washington DC for a secret meeting hosted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group behind the Panama Papers, Swissleaks, the Paradise Papers and other investigative journalism projects. The meeting was an early-stage discussion of a proposed new project, the Implant Files, which would look at the […]

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