Tax evasion

November 14, 2017 - 2:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — French financial prosecutors say the Swiss-based HSBC Private Bank has agreed to pay 300 million euros ($352 million) to France to close a tax fraud case, a first in the country. In a written statement, prosecutors said a Paris court on Tuesday approved the agreement under a 2016 anti-...
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November 13, 2017 - 9:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators are pressing new charges against financier William Browder, a British citizen who has spearheaded a law targeting Russian officials over human rights abuses. Russia's state television's top weekly news show said the charges relate to the alleged illegal funneling...
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India's main opposition Congress party supporters shout slogans as they arrive to join a protest on the first anniversary of the demonetization announcement, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of India's 500- and 1,000-rupee notes, which made up 86 percent of the country's currency, on this day last year. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
November 08, 2017 - 6:12 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — One year after India launched one of its most ambitious monetary reforms — yanking 86 percent of its currency out of circulation without warning — many Indians still aren't sure if it was worth it. Economic growth has slowed. Unemployment has risen. And corruption remains a scourge...
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October 10, 2017 - 1:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two brothers who formerly owned a Pennsylvania defense contractor have been sentenced to prison and fined after pleading guilty in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits. Thomas Buckner, 68, was sentenced to 2½ years in prison and...
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October 06, 2017 - 10:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts woman more than $3.5 million for exorcisms and "spiritual cleansing" has pleaded guilty to evading taxes. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Sally Ann Johnson of south Florida ran businesses that claimed to offer "psychic...
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October 03, 2017 - 1:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's largest bank says the cost of settling a U.S. tax evasion probe could be "significantly higher" than previously anticipated. Bank Hapoalim is being investigated by the Justice Department and New York state over allegations that it helped American clients evade taxes. In a...
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August 16, 2017 - 7:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have formally indicted a Swiss citizen on suspicion of espionage for spying on German tax investigators. Federal prosecutors say the 54-year-old man, identified only as Daniel M. due to German privacy rules, acted as an agent for Switzerland's intelligence...
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August 11, 2017 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX has been ordered confined to his suburban New York City home by a judge who said he violated bail conditions on tax fraud charges. Federal Judge Jed Rakoff (RAY'-kahf) also said Friday that the rapper must wear an electronic bracelet. The judge says DMX repeatedly had...
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Journalists wait outside a court on the outskirts of Madrid, Monday, July 31, 2017. Real's soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo appeared at a Spanish court to answer questions as part of an investigation to determine whether he committed tax fraud. Ronaldo arrived and left through a side door at Pozuelo de Alarcon Court No. 1 in Madrid on Monday. The session with the investigating judge is closed to the public. (AP Photo/Paul White)
July 31, 2017 - 10:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish judge Monday that he has "never tried to avoid taxes." The Real Madrid forward, who is from Portugal, was questioned to determine whether he committed tax fraud worth almost 15 million euros ($17.5 million). Ronaldo spent more than 90 minutes answering...
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July 31, 2017 - 5:24 am
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at a Spanish court to answer questions as part of an investigation to determine whether the Real Madrid forward committed tax fraud. Ronaldo arrived at Pozuelo de Alarcon Court No. 1 in the outskirts of Madrid on Monday about half an hour before he was to...
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