Tax evasion

January 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued presence in the government fuels the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. The report from a European...
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December 20, 2017 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five Russians, including the leader of Chechnya, under a U.S. human rights law that has been a major irritant between Washington and Moscow. The five Russians were targeted under the Magnitsky Act, passed by Congress in 2012 in...
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File-This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows rapper DMX, left, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaving federal court in New York. DMX pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, admitting he concealed millions of dollars in revenues to dodge $1.7 million in taxes he’d otherwise owe. The rapper, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in Manhattan federal court. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
November 30, 2017 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday, admitting he concealed millions of dollars in revenue to dodge $1.7 million in taxes he'd otherwise owe. DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in Manhattan federal court. Judge Jed...
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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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