Paradise Papers

All of us want to minimize our taxes. Recently leaked documents dubbed the Paradise Papers offer insight into the elaborate strategies employed by very wealthy individuals to reduce their tax burden. Names that have surfaced in the massive data leak released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists include Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, George […]

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Democratic senators have asked two government watchdogs to investigate the finances of Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary, after his business ties to Vladimir Putin’s family were detailed in the Paradise Papers. Led by senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Cory Booker of New Jersey, the Democrats formally requested separate inquiries by the government accountability […]

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Image caption Labour’s Dame Margaret Hodge said tax avoidance was taking place on an “industrial scale” The government should use next week’s Budget to crack down on issues of tax avoidance raised by the release of the Paradise Papers, an ex-minister says. Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who led an emergency… read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41986273

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After nine months of secret collaboration, a global team of over 380 investigative journalists released the findings of one of the largest troves of leaked documents in history last week: the Paradise Papers. The investigation, shepherded by the same team that released the Panama Papers, offers unprecedented insight into the clients and business activities related […]

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Photo: ICIJ The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA Resource Centre, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has urged the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, to urgently commence investigation and prosecution of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for constitutional violation and false declaration of assets. The group said its call for Mr. Saraki’s investigation and prosecution was based […]

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We worry a lot about the cost of social programs in this country, saying we simply can’t afford many things that we know could bring big rewards. But that missing $70 billion from corporate offshore tax avoidance would go a long way. A mere $140 million could replace the lead water pipes poisoning children in […]

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Media captionParadise Papers: Prince Charles’ offshore investments revealed Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial interest in what he was promoting, BBC Panorama has found. The Paradise Papers show the Duchy of Cornwall in 2007 secretly bought shares worth $113,500 in a Bermuda company that would […]

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The Paradise Papers dump revealed the extent to which the wealthy hide their assets from the government through offshore tax havens. Michael Montgomery of the Center for Investigative Reporting is one of hundreds of journalists poring over the papers. … read more at: https://www.npr.org/2017/11/12/563660752/making-sense-of-the-paradise-papers-dump-and-its-ties-to-the-trump-administratio

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The most startling revelation of the so-called “Paradise Papers” involved Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who maintained his stake in a shipping firm called Navigator Holdings after assuming public office — and even as a Russian natural gas firm called Sibur increased its business dealings with Navigator. Updated November 11, 2017 4:03 PM President Donald Trump […]

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News comes after Stubhub and Viagogo offices raided in the UK An investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada and the Toronto Star, based in part on documents found in the Paradise Papers, has exposed Julien Lavallée’s multimillion-dollar ticket resale operation that allegedly used bots to buy up tickets and resell them at huge markups. For three Adele concerts in the UK, his business bought up […]

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