Today, 400 journalists from 67 countries simultaneously published incriminating materials on offshore and financial mismanagement of politicians and officials at various levels within the project Paradise Papers or Documents to the Paradise Islands. Information published on the website of the International consortium of investigative journalism.
In the spring of 2017, the authors of the project Panama Papers, members of the International consortium of investigative journalists together with the Center for investigations of corruption and organized crime gained access to new documents and collected data about the owners of offshore companies from 20 jurisdictions, which are located mostly on exotic Islands.
Journalists revealed the new schemes of evasion politicians from paying taxes, after analyzing approximately 13.4 million secret documents.
Radio Svoboda writes that the materials of the participants of the project reveal ties to White house officials and U.S. President Donald trump with the Russian entourage of Russian President Vladmir Putin. In the investigation said that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross linked commercial relationship with a UK registered company Navigator Holdings, which, in turn, cooperates with the largest petrochemical holding SIBUR.
Hromadske notes that the materials disclosed new facts about the transfer of Petro Poroshenko Roshen Corporation in a blind trust. Documents tell us that immediately after his election as President of Ukraine, lawyers were looking for an offshore island for Corporation, use the term “tax purposes”(the”tax objective”) that can mean that the main goal of the restructuring of the Corporation was tax optimization, and not the sale of Roshen.
The materials also it is told about a former associate of fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Hromadske notes that Anton Prigodsky bought through offshore Maltese company 37-foot yacht Santa Maria T, which stands more than 13 million euros. However, purchase via my Maltese TUC company limited, he was able to avoid paying value added tax (about 30% of the yacht).
It will be recalled that on 16 October in Malta blew up the car of journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia, which was one of the most well-known journalists who were investigating corruption cases within the framework of the project Panama Papers.
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