Daily Archives: May 11, 2016

AIG found in ICIJ offshore leak database

Incorporation Jurisdiction Linked To Data From
AIG LTD. 06-JAN-2003 British Virgin Islands Thailand Panama Papers
AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. Undetermined Not identified Offshore Leaks
AIG GLOBAL INC 19-NOV-2009 Undetermined British Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates Offshore Leaks
AIG Swith Plastic Co., Ltd. 15-JAN-2003 Undetermined British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong Offshore Leaks

Lehman Brothers found in ICIJ offshore leak database

Linked To Data From
LEHMAN BROTHERS COMMERCIAL CORPORATION ASIA LIMITED Hong Kong Panama Papers
LEHMAN BROTHERS COMMERCIAL CORPORATION ASIA LIMITED Hong Kong Panama Papers
LEHMAN BROTHERS COMMERCIAL CORPORATION ASIA LIMITED Hong Kong Panama Papers
LEHMAN BROTHERS OFFSHORE PARTNER LTD. Bermuda Panama Papers
LEHMAN BROTHERS OFFSHORE PARTNERS LTD. Bermuda Panama Papers

Merrill Lynch found in ICIJ offshore leak database

Incorporation Jurisdiction Linked To Data From
Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited Undetermined Not identified Offshore Leaks
Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited – Ice House Undetermined Not identified Offshore Leaks

Countrywide found in ICIJ offshore leaks database

 

 

Incorporation Jurisdiction Linked To Data From
COUNTRYWIDE SERVICES S.A. 06-OCT-2006 Panama Switzerland Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE FINANCE INCORPORATED 14-DEC-2007 Panama Ireland Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE INVESTMENTS INC. 28-MAY-1997 British Virgin Islands United Kingdom Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE PROPERTY CORPORATION 18-APR-1997 British Virgin Islands United Kingdom Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE SERVICES, LTD. 29-MAY-1998 British Virgin Islands Uruguay Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE GLOBAL CORP. 17-AUG-2009 British Virgin Islands Switzerland Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE PROPERTIES ASSETS CORP. 26-AUG-2008 British Virgin Islands Switzerland Panama Papers
COUNTRYWIDE PROPERTIES LIMITED 02-OCT-1995 Niue United Kingdom Panama Papers

‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson named in latest Panama Papers leak

What would Hermione Granger say?

Actress Emma Watson has been named in the so-called “Panama Papers” as having used a company based in a Caribbean tax haven to handle her money, it was revealed Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, who is taking a break from acting to work as a United Nations goodwill ambassador and women’s rights campaigner, is a shareholder in one of approximately 200,000 offshore corporations whose information was published online Monday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Being named as a shareholder in an offshore company does not prove any wrongdoing on Watson’s part. However, the ICIJ has published a number of stories detailing how world leaders, celebrities and businesses use such entities to hide money from tax authorities in their home countries.

Watson’s presence in the database was first reported by the British magazine The Spectator. The Times of London reported that Watson used the company, Falling Leaves Ltd., in 2013 to purchase a home in the British capital worth approximately 2.8 million pounds ($4 million).

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New Panama Papers report prompts government investigations around the world

Officials in the United States and governments from at least four other countries called Tuesday for closer examination of anonymous offshore accounts highlighted by new Panama Papers’ disclosures of how the rich and powerful hide their assets.

In the United States, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent letters to the secretaries of state of Nevada and Wyoming, demanding a full accounting of the anonymous companies established in those states through the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which had 11.5 million of its internal documents hacked.

Citing a USA TODAY analysis of 1,000 anonymous companies in Nevada and 24 in Wyoming tied to the law firm, Wyden asked for information about the companies, how the states regulate them and whether any of the companies had been investigated for criminal activity.

“I have become increasingly concerned about the use of anonymous shell companies as vehicles for terrorists financing, tax evasion, and fraud targeting major government programs within the Committee’s jurisdiction, such as Medicare,” wrote Wyden, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.

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