Updated on Monday, 4 October 2021 – 00:10
The millionaire offshore businesses of politicians, businessmen and artists
The leak splashes 15 international leaders and 600 Spaniards, such as Guardiola or Miguel Bos
An investigation of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made public this Sunday data on millionaire offshore businesses of politicians, businessmen and other personalities from more than 90 countries. The so-called Pandora Papers come from international law firms. The ICIJ consortium, based in Washington, it has previously revealed the Panama Papers. In this new investigation, 600 journalists have participated, who have examined 11.9 million documents. The leaked documents include information attributed to 15 international leaders and include information that alludes to 600 Spanish citizens. These are some of the more relevant personalities and darker businesses that are included in the leak.
The former friend of Juan Carlos I planned that the managers of a trust called Peregrine, from New Zealand, will deliver to King emerged 30% of the income from a Hispanic-Saudi background in the event that she died. An unsigned letter assures that Larsen expressed his wish that, after his death, the assets of Peregrine Trust They will be distributed equally between his two children. And, among the beneficiaries, he would have added His Your Majesty King Juan Carlos I Bourbon de Bourbon, born on January 5, 1938, resident in the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.
I want the trustees to consider distributing to His Majesty King Juan Carlos I Bourbon de Bourbon 30% of all income from the Hispanic-Saudi investment fund alone. After the liquidation of the fund, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I should no longer be considered the beneficiary of the trust, the text details.
The documents were created on March 27, 2007. Larsen’s attorney claims those documents are false.
ABDAL OF JORDAN
Among those alluded to is also the King of Jordan, which according to the papers acquired important properties in United Kingdom and USA, for a value of more than 80 million euros. Since he came to the throne in 1999 he will have bought 15 houses in Malib (California) and in London. The monarch’s lawyers assure that these properties were acquired with private funds and that they are destined to projects for the citizenry. These legal representatives justify the purchase of properties through front companies for privacy reasons.
Former British Prime Minister Tony blair And his wife Cherie avoided paying 364,000 euros in taxes with the purchase of a house in London -which Cherie uses as an office-, through the use of a company in a tax haven. The former Labor head of government and his wife acquired the house in 2017 by purchasing the offshore company that owns the property. The company was controlled at the time of the sale by the family of Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani, Minister of Industry of Bahrain.
The president of Chile, Sebastin Piera, negotiated in the tax haven of Virgin Islands the sale and purchase of the controversial mining megaproject Sundays. The family Piera Morel was the largest shareholder in this mining project that sold to the businessman Carlos Alberto Dlano, one of the president’s best friends. In the beginning, Piera, his family and Dlano gathered 56% of the shares of the business, 33% being the current president and his family. The distribution of the rights was maintained until December 2010.
In addition, Latin america ranks high in the research with a total mention of 14 leaders – three still active (Lasso and Abinader, besides Piera) and 11 who have already left power. Among those 11 former presidents are the Peruvian Pedro Pablo Kuczynski; the Honduran Porfirio Lobo; the Colombians Cesar Gaviria and Andrs Pastrana; the Paraguayan Horacio Cartes and the Panamanians Juan Carlos Varela, Ricardo Martinelli and Ernesto Prez Balladares.
The Russian president does not appear directly in the papers, but is linked to secret assets in Mnaco through its partners. Specifically, the files detail shady financial activities by the Russian president’s unofficial propaganda minister. The papers also link a woman who was able to maintain a long secret relationship with the president with the ownership of a luxury apartment in Mnaco.
The Colombian singer is referred to with three companies also registered in the tax haven of the British Virgin Islands. Societies are Light Productions Limited, Light Tours Limited and Titania Management Inc., that were opened in April 2019 through the Panamanian law firm WTO.
The coach appears in the list of public figures for having had companies registered in tax havens to avoid paying taxes. Guardiola was the owner of an account in a bank in Andorra while directing the F.C. Barcelona and until 2012, when he decided to take advantage of the tax amnesty promoted by the Government of Mariano Rajoy, few months after leaving the bench what.
It has been linked since 2016 to Dartley Finance without stating a date on which said relationship expires, although the offshore company had been registered ten years before in Panama. According to the Pandora Papers, in August 2016 there was a meeting of the directors of the company, in which it was agreed to cancel the 10,000 bearer shares of the company and replace them with the same number of registered titles in favor of the singer. The meeting that granted the ownership of this Panamanian company coincides with Bos’s move to Panama and occurs two years before he moved, at the end of 2014, along with his partner and four children to the Central American country.
The Czech Prime Minister placed $ 22 million in shell companies that were used to finance the purchase of a castle in Bigaud, a large property located in Mougins, in the south of France, according to documents leaked by the consortium of journalists.
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