Category: Yanukovich Viktor

G20 must halt global game of tax avoidance by fighting anonymous shell companies and tax havens

Mention financial secrecy at the dinner table ten years ago and you would most likely have been greeted with a blank stare. Tax evasion in particular was a subject matter deemed largely the preserve of accountants and frustrated FBI men seeking circuitous ways to prosecute mobsters. These days, though, the… – Continue reading

Documents reveal Kurchenko’s alleged tax evasion schemes

The young Ukrainian ex-billionaire Serhiy Kurchenko, now widely suspected of being a front man for overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych’s family, clearly liked offshore destinations. His companies registered in offshore zones are now accused of trading in oil products using a tax evasion scheme that cost Ukraine’s government an estimated $1… – Continue reading

Ukraine Crisis: Liechtenstein Joins Switzerland in Freezing ex-Ukraine Government Assets

Liechtenstein, one of the world’s most uber secretive tax havens, has joined Switzerland in freezing the assets of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich’s administration. An unnamed senior Liechtenstein government source told Reuters that Liechtenstein was freezing the assets of former party officials in the Ukrainian administration after other jurisdictions launched… – Continue reading