HMRC launches tax evasion task force

In what has been described as a "gloves off" approach, HMRC will be launching the new task forces in the 2012/13 tax year, which begins April 6.


Metals trader fraudster given extra seven years

The banks – including West LB, JP Morgan Chase and Dresdner Bank – lost more than £400m after they were duped into backing a series of bogus metal shipment trades by Rastogi's firm RBG Resources and related companies.


Citi, UBS provide keys to widening interest rate-rigging probe

Citigroup and UBS, in a series of disclosures to law-enforcement officials, have provided crucial information to investigators in multiple countries as part of inquiries into whether the world's biggest banks manipulated a global benchmark interest r


U2 bassist suing Bank of Ireland Private Banking

U2′s bass player Adam Clayton is suing Bank of Ireland Private Banking and chartered accounting firm Gaby Smyth & Co over claims that his former personal assistant took over €4.8 million from his bank accounts.


U.K. Lawmaker Targets Bank Executives

The Conservative Member of Parliament for Wycombe is hoping to attract cross-party support for a new bill that will force bank directors, already under pressure over the size of their bonuses, to take personal liability for any losses suffered under their


Swiss demand banks help clean up tax-haven image

Switzerland announced plans on Wednesday to force its secretive banks to do more to make sure foreign clients' money is taxed in an attempt to shake off its image as a haven for untaxed funds as it seeks to end a damaging U.S. tax probe.


Hedge fund analyst arrested for insider trading

Unfortunately for Kinnucan, the Feds had already tapped his phone and captured his conversations with Donald Longueuil, a former SAC portfolio manager, and Level Global Investors LP co-founder Anthony Chiasson.


Italian tax men blitz the chic in ski resort raids

Italian tax agents donned skis, gloves and goggles to launch an unusual blitz in the chic ski resort of Courmayeur, two months after a similar raid on another playground of the rich, Cortina d'Ampezzo.


World’s largest offshore law firm to expand into Mainland China

The new office, due to open on 2nd April 2012, will deliver fully integrated fiduciary and administration services and operate in tandem with the firm’s Hong Kong office, which has serviced Appleby’s local and international clients in Asia for


Closed UK hedge fund ordered to pay $76.8m

Sweet ruled that Pentagon Capital and Chester must disgorge $38.4 million in improper profits on the trades. He imposed the same amount as an additional civil penalty.