August 8th, 2016
We’ve known for a while that anonymous shell companies have been used to purchase property everywhere from London to Los Angeles. Funneling potentially illicit money into high end real estate has turned out to be an easy way to bypass many of the checks that might be necessary if you moved the money into a bank
December 11th, 2015
Global Witness Statement on Proposed Section 1504 Rule Today the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a strong proposed rule to implement a landmark transparency law which requires US-listed oil, gas and mining companies to publish details of their payments to governments, broken down per country and per project, with no exemptions.
November 12th, 2015
G20 governments including the US and China have failed to deliver on their promise to fight corruption by adopting laws to end the secrecy that makes it easy for the corrupt to hide their identity and shift money across international borders. As much as $2 trillion is laundered each year, much of it by hiding
November 4th, 2015
In Citizens for Tax Justice’s latest report, Offshore Shell Games, the organization looks at how multinational corporations can avoid paying substantial amounts of taxes through the use of offshore tax havens. Large companies gain the advantage over small businesses and individuals by using accounting tricks to create the illusion that a substantial amount of their