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OBAMA: If government can't access phones 'everybody is walking around with a Swiss Bank account in their pocket'

In the light of the brewing war between Apple and the FBI, President Barack Obama cautioned in his keynote at SXSW that no one should take an absolutist position on the debate between privacy and public safety. His key argument centered...Show More Summary

Cayman Companies Plead Guilty To U.S. Tax Evasion, Handing Over American Accounts

Two Cayman Island financial institutions have plead guilty to tax evasion, following the path of Swiss banks as the U.S. continues its aggressive worldwide tax enforcement.

Credit Suisse chips away at bonus deferral fetish

The Swiss bank is cutting the level of annual bonuses it defers. After the 2008 crisis, regulators delayed variable compensation to improve accountability, leaving lenders with higher fixed costs and grumpy staff. Trouble is, ditching deferrals entirely doesn’t look practical.

Over 38,000 Secret French Accounts Worth €12Bln Found in Swiss UBS Bank

A major tax evasion scandal might be unfolding in Switzerland after French tax authorities discovered over 38,000 secret accounts held by French citizens in the Swiss bank UBS, according to an exclusive report by Le Point magazine.

Swiss hand Fifa case documents to US

Swiss officials hand over to US authorities documents relating to bank accounts allegedly used for bribery in the Fifa corruption scandal.

The Number Of Young Adults Living With Their Parents Has Never Been Higher (But It Could Be Worse)

Back in 2012, the bullish thesis for US housing (the one everyone was hoping for, instead of the fake housing "recovery" driven by the parking of dirty foreign oligarch money in NYC triplexes aka the new Swiss bank account, the private...Show More Summary

Fifa millions frozen by Switzerland

Millions of Swiss francs in bank accounts belonging to world soccer's governing body Fifa have been frozen, the Swiss justice ministry says.

The Snowden Of Swiss Bank Accounts Is Sentenced To Prison While White Collar Criminals Go Free

The man who exposed some of the darkest secrets of the Swiss banking world would spend five years behind bars if he ever returns. The post The Snowden Of Swiss Bank Accounts Is Sentenced To Prison While White Collar Criminals Go Free appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ethics panel to investigate Brazil speaker's alleged Swiss accounts

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Congressional ethics committee will investigate Swiss bank accounts allegedly held by Eduardo Cunha, speaker of the lower house, the lawmaker charged with reviewing the case said on Monday.

Brazil speaker faces ethics hearings over Swiss bank accounts

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Congressional ethics committee on Thursday picked a first-term legislator to lead an investigation into secret Swiss bank accounts allegedly held by Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of the lower house.

IRS Offshore Account Penalties Go Up, More Banks Sign U.S. Disclosure Deal

Undisclosed offshore accounts are in the cross hairs again, and IRS penalties are up as more Swiss banks pay for non-prosecution deals with the U.S.

More Swiss Banks Enter Into Non-Prosecution Agreements While Offshore Penalties Soar

One of the top priorities for the IRS and Department of Justice has been the focus on offshore financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, and used to avoid or defeat the assessment of tax. Underscoring the need for an increased focus on offshore tax enforcement is a 2008 U.S. Senate report showing that the use […]

IRS Offshore Account Penalties Increase, Hunt Continues

Offshore accounts at Swiss and other banks are on the endangered species list, and the best protection is full disclosure. Even at a 50% penalty, it is better than the alternative, which could involve prosecution.

Swiss Banks to Pay $4.4Mln Fine to Comply With US Tax Regulations

Under the penalty provisions of the Swiss Bank Program, banks seeking a non-prosecution agreement must agree to a penalty in an amount equal to 20 percent of the maximum aggregate dollar value of all non-disclosed US accounts.

Does Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Have $1 Million Waiting in a Swiss Bank Account?

If past reports are true, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could have about $1 million waiting for him in a Swiss bank account when he is released from federal prison on parole in November. Pollard, whose release was announced on Tuesday, has served nearly 30 years for supplying the Israeli government with classified U.S. Show More Summary

Ty Warner got off easy

A Federal Appeals Court last week upheld a sentence sparing billionaire Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner jail time for stashing millions in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying taxes.

Probation upheld for tax-evading Beanie Babies' creator

Prosecutors lose argument that billionaire H. Ty Warner got off too easy after hiding millions in Swiss bank account

Athens Proposes Deal to Tax Greeks' Undeclared Assets in Swiss Banks

Following years of talks with Switzerland on disclosure of untaxed Greek money in Swiss bank accounts, Athens is now presenting a proposal to grant amnesty to tax evaders on the condition that they pay a 21-percent levy on undeclared assets, a Swiss newspaper said Sunday.

Swiss Accounts Facing 50% IRS Penalties Balloon To 26 Banks

FATCA demands global banking transparency. Meanwhile, the IRS' OVDP and Streamlined amnesty programs continue. Which is best, and why?

No longer so secret, Swiss banks look to expand after purge

By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's private banks are close to ridding themselves of undeclared European accounts, a salutary process but one which has undermined efforts to grow their businesses. Following the financial...Show More Summary

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