Links Oct 22
Another U.S. Whistleblower Behind Bars? Investor Jailed After Exposing Corrupt Azerbaijani Oil Deal Democracy Now
An intricate story of corruption, murky geopolitical undertones, and money laundering through shell companies.
German prosecutors search UBS's local offices in tax probe Reuters
Swiss banker arrest may be tip of iceberg swissinfo
Swiss watchdog chides three banks over Tunisia accounts Reuters
Impact of Tax Abuses On Poverty and Human Rights allAfrica
See also recent blog post on tax abuses and human rights here.
Commonwealth tax conference opens in Kigali The New Times
New Mexican tax laws to help prevent tax evasion STEP
See Spanish version here.
With FATCA still facing opposition in some quarters, US Treasury seeks to counter ‘myths’ ACFCS
Cayman company manager produced sham share register to protect client with huge debts in U.S. Offshore Alert
On Cayman company shenanigans, see also: Accused controls tax haven companies Sydney Morning Herald
Russian Court Rules Not to Reopen Posthumous Magnitsky Case Ria Novosti
UK: HMRC ‘particularly feeble’ over failure to close loophole The Independent
U.S.: Time for corporate tax reform The Hill
Initiatives Seek To Protect Anonymity Of Leakers ICIJ
So How Big a Deal is the Pending “$13 Billion” JP Morgan Settlement? naked capitalism
Are Cryptocurrencies 'Super' Tax Havens? Social Science Research Network
Hat tip: TaxProf. See also: Cybercriminals launder money using in-game currencies Wired, and The Secrets of Online Money Laundering Mashable