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Looks like tomorrow there'll be a few more red faces-

"The offshore bank account details of 2,000 "high net worth individuals" and corporations detailing massive potential tax evasion will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organisation in London tomorrow by the most important and boldest whistleblower in Swiss banking history, Rudolf Elmer, two days before he goes on trial in his native Switzerland.

British and American individuals and companies are among the offshore clients whose details will be contained on CDs presented to WikiLeaks at the Frontline Club in London. Those involved include, Elmer tells the Observer, "approximately 40 politicians"."
~ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011...a&type=article
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I'm going to bet that utter scumbag Bonio is on that list under the 'creative arts' section.
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I'm going to bet that utter scumbag Bonio is on that list under the 'creative arts' section.

Do you mean Bono? What's he done?
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Do you mean Bono? What's he done?

He is a major tax avoider whilst preaching to everyone else to help the poor....all the while engaging in activities that directly make them poorer.

Guardian

Make Bono pay tax Petition
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He is a major tax avoider whilst preaching to everyone else to help the poor....all the while engaging in activities that directly make them poorer.

Guardian

Make Bono pay tax Petition

What a prick Bono is!

Here's a link from a Guardian comment- http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/front_...php?idcatart=2

"How big is the problem, and what is its nature?
Assets held offshore, beyond the reach of effective taxation, are equal to about a third of total global assets. Over half of all world trade passes through tax havens. Developing countries lose revenues far greater than annual aid flows. We estimate that the amount of funds held offshore by individuals is about $11.5 trillion – with a resulting annual loss of tax revenue on the income from these assets of about 250 billion dollars. This is five times what the World Bank estimated in 2002 was needed to address the UN Millenium Development Goal of halving world poverty by 2015. This much money could also pay to transform the world’s energy infrastructure to tackle climate change. In 2007 the World Bank has endorsed estimates by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) that the cross-border flow of the global proceeds from criminal activities, corruption, and tax evasion at US$1-1.6 trillion per year, half from developing and transitional economies. In 2009 GFI's updated research estimated that the annual cross-border flows from developing countries alone amounts to approximately US$850 billion - US$1.1 trillion per year.
Offshore finance is not only based in islands and small states: `offshore’ has become an insidious growth within the entire global system of finance. The largest financial centres such as London and New York, and countries like Switzerland and Singapore, offer secrecy and other special advantages to attract foreign capital flows. As corrupt dictators and other élites strip their countries’ financial assets and relocate them to these financial centres, developing countries’ economies are deprived of local investment capital and their governments are denied desperately needed tax revenues. This helps capital flow not from capital-rich countries to poor ones, as traditional economic theories might predict, but, perversely, in the other direction.
Countries that lose tax revenues become more dependent on foreign aid. Recent research has shown, for example, that sub-Saharan Africa is a net creditor to the rest of the world in the sense that external assets, measured by the stock of capital flight, exceed external liabilities, as measured by the stock of external debt. The difference is that while the assets are in private hands, the liabilities are the public debts of African governments and their people."
~ http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/front_...php?idcatart=2
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WikiLeaks now has the information. For the latest updates click here- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog...t-developments
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