Bloomberg Editorial Board: U.S. is 'hypocrite on international financial crime'

The U.S., which "pressed the rest of the world" to crack down on the type of financial secrecy that enables tax evasion and cross-border illegality, is now "a hypocrite on international financial crime," Bloomberg, the major global media organization based in New York, has said, in an Editorial Board opinion piece it published on Friday. 

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As Republicans complain, IRS says it's looking into leak of data behind ProPublica article

While news websites and newspapers continue to review, analyze and publish opinions based on ProPublica's recent and comprehensive research report on the relatively insignificant income taxes certain of Americas wealthiest Americans have been found to be paying, Republican politicians in Washington are, in their own words, "demanding answers," even as IRS commissioner Charles Rettig has assured them and others that the matter is being thoroughly investigated. 

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New U.S. lawsuit reveals how billionaire alleged to have avoided FATCA while keeping wealth hidden offshore

The U.S. Justice Department last week announced that it had charged a Houston billionaire with having allegedly hid US$2bn from the government overseas, through the use of entities in the names of nominees – thus managing to avoid being flagged up by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or any other financial transparency programs.

Prosecutors are calling it "the biggest case ever" brought against an American citizen, media reports noted, including the Financial Times. 

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Return to UK for first-ever finance exec convicted under FATCA

Adrian Paul Baron, a United Kingdom national who was the first person anywhere to be convicted of violating the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the U.S., has been flown back to the UK, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has announced.

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