Offshore advisory firm that once advised Crocodile Dundee star pleads guilty to helping wealthy clients hide money in tax havens

Strachans SA Last month, Strachans SA, pleaded guilty in the US to hiding income and assets in offshore bank accounts, and in various corporate entities from tax authorities for its clients. Strachans SA was an accounting and financial services firm based in Jersey and Switzerland. In 2013, it became news-worthy when it and/or one of […]

Accountant who worked with law firm in Panama Papers scandal faces ID theft, as well as money laundering charges

Accountant Richard Gaffey, who was charged with money laundering offences, among others, in connection with the Panama Papers scandal must face charges of identity theft at his trial in connection with working with the law firm Mossack Fonseca, a judge ruled last week in New York. Gaffey had applied to have the ID theft charges […]

Mexican national with alleged ties to money laundering, is fighting to re-enter Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun has an interesting story here about an immigration case in the Federal Court of Canada involving alleged money laundering of a politically exposed person (“PEP”) with ties to the leader of a Mexican political party called the National Action Party. Sergio Antonio Reyes Garcia, a Mexican national, arrived in Vancouver on March […]

“How to” text book by accountant on using offshore tax havens to avoid money laundering detection

One of the most curious text books one can find in law libraries is a “how to” series of legal text books on how to select the best international tax haven for clients to hide their money. It’s curious because one would have thought that helping clients hide money is not what lawyers are permitted […]