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The running theme in all these is the state has abandoned its responsibility to protect citizens and the criminals have come to assume that the law does not exist for them. the investigators mentioned about the presence of "foreign elements" (outsiders) in the event. Books published in India were now within the reach of millions of persons for whom copyright law was a barrier to access but for books published elsewhere — which are especially important in academia — access was still a distant dream. across the eight drought-hit districts of Marathwada region namely Aurangabad,divorce from her first husband. Sanjay is young, Ram Dayal 24; Rishi Dhawan 5-29,in trouble at 244 for seven. to “produce any evidence.

The last time he came here,” and dismissed the enforcement petition.Matthew C Hicks an attorney for Kotzev said his client had no comment on theIRS investigation which is continuing New law new loophole The dedication to secrecy by Swiss banks and their wealthy customers is onereason why the European Union and some non-EU partners such as Switzerlandimplemented the continent-wide transparency initiative known as the EuropeanSavings Directive or ESD in July 2005 Under the agreement EU-member and cooperative states pledged to worktogether to report earned interest in one country to the account-holder’s homegovernment In Switzerland the government opted out of the information exchange andinstead agreed to withhold 15 per cent of interest income and remit most of itwithout disclosing clients’ names so that its privacy laws were maintained The initial phase of the programme worked so well that Swiss-shared taxproceeds nearly tripled to $2559mn between the second half of 2005 andthe full year of 2006 according to a September 2008 staff working documentprepared for the executive body of the European Union But the EU directive pertained only to individuals not to corporations — aloophole that HSBC Private Bank seized on to market products that transformedan individual into a corporation for tax-reporting purposes HSBC records from the period demonstrate that the private bank’s relationshipmanagers enthusiastically promoted products designed to dampen the ESD’simpact By creating an offshore shell corporation in the British Virgin Islands or Panamathat would be technically owned by an intermediary such as a foundation ortrust HSBC Private Bank and others created a double layer of anonymity forwealthy customers whose earning would remain hidden and untaxed recordsand interviews show “Met with Maurice he will open a Panamanian corporation as a solution ofthe ESD He will then transfer his assets to the new account” states an HSBCaccount record from February 2005 referring to the account of Belgian realestate investor Maurice Freund of London Within the next couple years an account in the name of the Panamaniancorporation had as much as US$23mn on deposit Freund and his wife arelisted as “Internet users” of this account a role not defined in the files Thisrecord is part of the computer files that ended up in government investigators’hands “Mr Freund wishes to advice you that he is in contact with the relevant taxauthorities regarding these accounts and there is nothing for your newspaper tobe concerned about” said Alan Blake of Willow Management responding to arequest for comment by Freund A June 2005 note in the account of the Iraqi-born British investment advisorJoseph Sofer— who instructed the bank on an account with up to US$11mn in2006-2007 — states “The purpose of the new Trust is to shelter the funds fromEuropean Savings Directive” Diana McNichol a secretarial supervisor at Kleinwort Benson Bank in theChannel Islands who is listed on investment fund materials as a contact forSofer said she would forward to him a reporter’s request for comment He didnot respond to that request for comment “John called from Ireland” begins another note in April 2005 about an accountheld by office-supply business owners John and Brenda Cashell the bank’srecords show “We discussed his exposure to the ESD His biggest concern iswith regard to the exchange of information and I was able to assure him thatthere would be none” A follow-up states “John called form [sic] Spain Once again his pre-occupationis with the risk of disclosure to the Irish authorities” The Cashells held US$515899 at the account’s peak for 2006/2007 While bankrecords indicate the couple opted to invest in Spanish real estate rather than inone of the bank-marketed offshore trusts John Cashell pleaded guilty in Irelandin December 2014 and was fined for failing to declare interest income on his taxreturns from other offshore accounts for the years 2001-2003 John Cashell did not respond to requests for comment left at his office and onhis personal cell phone Critics suggest solutions “It is in my opinion a scandal if HSBC [was] marketing a product that moreor less overtly circumvents the new EU legislation” University of Copenhageneconomics professor Niels Johannesen said in an email message David Garrido general counsel to the Swiss private bank was reminded duringa Belgian judicial inquiry in late October 2014 of remarks he had made earlierto French authorities that “no Swiss bank was aware — right or wrong — thatit was illegal to offer structures to clients in order not to be in the scope of theEuropean Savings Directive” In response Garrido told Belgian authorities: “Today a diligent bank wouldhave a different approach” according to a copy of his testimony obtained by LeMonde And HSBC does now he added Swiss bank deposits held by EU residents fell by as much as 40 per cent relativeto other Swiss deposits in the six months immediately before and after theESD reporting requirements took effect according to the Danish economistJohannesen who studies tax avoidance and evasion He estimates that during the same period Swiss-based deposits in Panamaincreased by 129 percent Raymond Baker the president of Global Financial Integrity a Washington-based nonprofit research and advisory service that tracks illicit money flows ispushing Congress and US rulemaking authorities to establish public registriesof “beneficial owner” information that would be available to regulators and lawenforcement The term “beneficial ownership” refers to who ultimately controls financialaccounts assets and entities as opposed to who holds signature authority orlegal title that can obscure it Getting rid of anonymous companies is “the starting point for achieving financialtransparency” Baker said in an interview He has called hem “the number onetool for laundering the proceeds of crime corruption and tax evasion” Meanwhile HSBC’s court-approved monitor Michael Cherkasky — a former NewYork state prosecutor — has assembled a team of 60 to police the reforms thebank promised in its 2012 money laundering settlement Cherkasky declined tocomment for this story In December 2013 US prosecutors told the judge in the deferred-prosecutioncase that HSBC’s US bank self-disclosed “three apparent violations of the GlobalTerrorism Sanctions Regulations” related to payments involving an individualand a company the US Treasury Department had identified three years earlieras financiers of Hezbollah the Lebanese-based terrorist group The prosecutors’ letter didn’t mention that a former HSBC anti-moneylaundering employee named Everett Stern says he discovered the same illicitflows just after the Treasury made the connection to Hezbollah Stern said ina recent interview that he complained about the alleged infractions to bankofficials at the time and staged a public protest about this and other complaintsin September 2013 — three onths before the Justice Department reportedHSBC‘s mea culpa Prosecutors said Treasury officials determined that any infraction was not theresult of willful or reckless conduct and the bank agreed to pay a US$32400penalty (Contributor: Martha M Hamilton) ICIJ http://s.wwwpublicintegrityorg/node/16702/syndication/tracking For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: February 23 2012 12:55 am Related News About 115 companies of Pakistan and India are participating in the four-day Indo Pak trade expo (IPEX-12) beginning February 23 at Hotel Gulmohar here On display will be items such as handicraftsmarblegarments and clothing accessories A sufi presentation along with Pakistani and Indian food court will be an attraction in the expo being held by PHD ChamberPunjab chapterand the organisers are expecting a footfall of more than 50000 people Business queries worth Rs 210 crore were received during the last year’s Indo-Pak trade expo in Amritsar last 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