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Regarding Bank Secrecy, Is the US Practicing Hypocrisy?
August 24th, 2009
Tax Analysts published a very long (albeit spot-on) article today which analyzes Mexico's request to the United States to be treated the same as Canada when it comes to exchange of tax information. Basically, the article demonstrates how the United States is an offshore tax haven that is being exploited by (among others) Mexican drug-lords. Of course, the United States just fought Switzerland for having some of the same tax/reporting exemptions that Mexico is challenging. Is the US practicing what it preaches? The short answer is no; it is not. Here's a...
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Canadian Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving a New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site
July 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON — A former executive of Bennett Environmental Inc. (BEI), a Canadian-based company that treats and disposes of contaminated soil, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to pay kickbacks and commit fraud at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site, Federal Creosote, located in Manville, N.J. The former executive also pleaded guilty to participating in a money laundering conspiracy and impeding a proceeding before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice announced today.
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