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Beanie Babies Creator May Serve Jail Time After All

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said Thursday that it's appealing a sentence that included no prison time for the billionaire c...

Billionaire Beanie Babies Creator Won't Go To Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — The billionaire businessman behind Beanie Babies was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation, but no prison time, for not paying ...

Honesty Needed In U.S. Aid to Egypt

Frank Vogl | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Frank Vogl

U.S. aid should be provided to Egypt on the basis of more rigorous standards of transparency and accountability. Americans and the Egyptian people need to know exactly how the aid is being used and who benefits from the aid.

Swiss Bankers Charged For Hiding Millions In Offshore Accounts

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

Dec 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan announced charges Wednesday against three Swiss bankers, who the governme...

Zach Carter

Mitt Romney Haunted By Tax Returns He Withheld | Zach Carter | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the GOP presidential candidate faced pressure over the past year to release more financial information, it was widely presumed that a...

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

Publishing The Names Of Alleged Tax Dodgers Could Get You In Some Trouble

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek publisher appeared in court Monday following the publication in his magazine of a list of the names of more than 2,000...

Lawrence O'Donnell Raises the Most Critical Question About Romney's Taxes: Amnesty

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Romney is in real trouble over his taxes. It is evident in his refusal to release prior returns. It is evident from the insipid laugh he fakes when he is confronted on it.

Mitt's Secret Stop in Switzerland

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 09.30.2012 | Comedy
Peter J. Ognibene

Disguised as a typical Swiss, wearing lederhosen and Alpine cap with a feather in it, Romney went unrecognized.

A Conversation About Mitt Romney

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

"This Mitt Romney reminds me of some of our African politicians. They have no plan -- other than to grab and hold onto power and hide their money."

Prediction: Romney Will Not be the Republican Nominee

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I have tried to shine a light on the clearest, cleanest, unspinnable, problem with Romney's finances -- amnesty for his Swiss accounts -- suggesting that the Republican leaders, who dislike him anyhow, could not abide such a fatally-flawed nominee.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Romney Produce Long-form Tax Returns From His Bain Years?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIf a candidate's slogan is "Believe in America," shouldn't he invest in America? And will GOP governors really turn down 100 percent funding to cover free riders at hospitals?

Ask Mitt About Amnesty -- His Own

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, for an enterprising national reporter, the next time he/she gets to ask Romney a question, there is a better question, better because it is black-and-white and unspinnable: Did Romney get amnesty from the IRS on taxes owed on his Swiss Bank Account?

Reminder: Offshore Tax Havens Cost U.S. Government A Crazy Amount

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

On Tuesday, after Mitt Romney said he had "no idea where" his offshore investments were, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) came to his aid, saying "it's really ...

Global Crackdown Doing Little To Deter Tax Evaders

Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

Despite efforts to crack down on international tax evasion, the practice is still rampant around the world. Bank accounts in tax havens held $2.7 ...

Judge Rules Billionaire Can't Blame Bank For His Own Tax Evasion

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business

* Judge dismisses case a month before trial * Former client tried to blame Swiss bank By Lynnley Browning ...

The Tax Man Is Looking More Closely At Multimillionaires

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - U.S. tax officials are putting a closer microscope on the tax filings of multimillionaires, with the audit rate for...

Fur Coats, Pricey Cars Show Business Is Still Good For Swiss Bankers

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

* Swiss appeal based on stability, neutrality, steady economy * Emerging markets make up for losses in "old world" By E...

Swiss Bankers Anxious After Bank Indicted Over Tax Evasion

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

By Katharina Bart ZURICH, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The first indictment of a Swiss private bank over hiding untaxed money for wealthy Americ...

Swiss Bankers Charged With Hiding U.S. Taxpayer Accounts From The IRS

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

Three Swiss bankers were charged Tuesday with hiding more than $1.2 billion in U.S. taxpayer accounts from the IRS, by Preet Bharar, the Manhattan U.S...

U.S. Using New Tactic For Finding Suspected Swiss Bank Tax Cheats

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

U.S. authorities hunting in Swiss banks for suspected tax cheats have a new weapon in their arsenal: an arcane but aggressive legal maneuver more ...

U.S. Offers 11 Swiss Banks Deal To Avoid Criminal Prosecution On Tax Evasion

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

ZURICH (Reuters) - U.S. officials are offering 11 Swiss banks, among them Credit Suisse , a deal that allows them to avoid criminal prosecution in...

Tax Evasion Crackdown Could Mean Big Losses For Swiss Banks

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- A study by consultancy firm Booz & Co. claims Swiss banks stand to lose 1.1 billion Swiss francs ($1.2 billion) in annual revenue because of...

Swiss May Give U.S. Access To Bank Client Data In Tax Evasion Disputes

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

A Swiss parliamentary commission is edging toward accepting a government proposal that would allow the transfer of bank clients' data to the Unite...

Switzerland Freezes Syrian Assets

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

ZURICH, July 3 (Reuters) - Switzerland has blocked Syrian assets worth 27 million Swiss francs ($32 million), Swiss news agency SDA reported on Su...