martes, 9 de abril de 2013

Who Uses Offshore Banking Accounts? Ask Tom & Jerry


Alvaro Uribe and his sons.Alvaro Uribe and his sons.Tomás Uribe Moreno and Jerónimo Alberto Uribe Moreno


Details: Sons of former Colombian president, Alvaro Uribe. During their father’s eight years in office, they were accused of influence-peddling in two high-profile scandals, including in a case in which they acquired land in an area whose value skyrocketed after authorities granted it tax-free status. They were acquitted in both cases but prosecutors have started investigating new leads related to the land acquisitions.

Offshore business: Shareholders of Asia America Investment Corporation (2008) in the British Virgin Islands.

Comment: A lawyer for Tomás and Jerónimo Uribe Moreno, Jaime Lombana, said the company was created with the purpose of selling Colombian handcrafts abroad but the business never took off. The company was incorporated in the BVI because one of the partners in the venture lived there, said Lombana. The firm, he said, “didn’t produce any income.”

The right question would be: "Which Colombian with wealth and power DOESN'T have an offshore banking account?" And: "Who wants to pay stinking in your stinking country?"

And don't miss this link. Please.

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