money laundering

Watchdog Group Calls on Criminal Investigation and IRS Audit of U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Over Allegations of Foreign Money

Hundreds Of Thousands Collected By Chamber To Influence Elections

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --, a group of watchdog organizations dedicated to corporate accountability, today renewed its calls for a criminal investigation and complete audit of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in light of yesterday's stunning revelation that the Chamber has been actively soliciting money from foreign companies to influence American elections. In a report released yesterday, the non partisan Center for American Progress Action Fund found that the Chamber has been blatantly violating campaign finance laws not only by accepting money from foreign companies but also soliciting that money and then using it to try to influence U.S. Elections.

USCC insider hints at money laundering, Election Attorney files document hold on Chamber & American Crossroads

Reposted with author's permission, original at HuffingtonPost.

"Election Lawyer Files Document Hold Against U.S. Chamber of Commerce
And American Crossroads For Alleged Money Laundering, Insider Talks"

by Rebecca Abrahams

Election fraud attorney Bob Fitrakis sent letters today to attorneys representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads requesting that they retain all documents, emails, accounting records and other records. This “document hold” is the first step toward legal action based on the groups’ alleged laundering of illegal campaign contributions from large corporations.  
Fitrakis, in a telephone interview, explained, “We are planning on notifying the groups [as part of our] investigation and we’re requesting that they hold all those documents pertaining to what we believe is an illegal money laundering scheme.”

Sometimes there is not much to say...

Beyond the title and the link:

Ex-Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer indicted on charges of grand theft, money laundering

I mean, the only way it could it get any worse than the title implies is if the Florida GOP party could not figure out what Greer was doing on their own:

Alien Evaders

Carter Dougherty/IHT: Tax evasion case nets €28 million and 150 people, German prosecutors say

FRANKFURT: Following the lead of Germany and Britain, at least eight other countries, including the United States, said Tuesday that they were investigating whether some of their citizens were using banks in Liechtenstein to evade taxes at home.

Imagine that: washing money through non-profit foundations for personal gain. The term of art in this Country for the practice is "faith-based giving". Or easy money. Your call.

(More on laundering & evasion here).
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Image © Andreas Tille/GNU License

Laundering Money

original posted 2008-02-20 03:45:38 -- bumped and promoted

Kim Zetter/ThreatLevel: Cayman Islands Bank Gets Wikileaks Taken Offline in U.S.
Wikileaks, the whistleblower site . . . was taken offline last week by its U.S. host after posting documents that implicate a Cayman Islands bank in money laundering and tax evasion activities.
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David Evans: The $150 Bilion Shell Game (Bloomberg/2004/.pdf)
On a January afternoon in George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, the sun beats down on three cruise ships anchored at Hog Sty Bay. Along the waterfront on Church Street stands a green-trimmed, white, five-story office building called Ugland House. From the outside, there’s no way to see it’s the official address of 12,748 companies.
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Image © BBC: 'Easy' money laundering in US (Nov 2000).