In this "Asset Search News Roundup", I mention that 90 tax information exchange agreements have been executed since April and talk about the $198 million dollar lawsuit filed last Friday:
- Due to the existence of tax information exchange agreements executed by different countries, a national tax authority could conceivably learn that a taxpayer has concealed assets in an abusive offshore tax avoidance scheme. A September 25, 2009 OECD press release stated that since April, there have been ninety new tax information exchange agreements along with 60 new or renewed tax treaties. Examples of these kinds of agreements are "the Avoidance of Double Taxation Treaty" and "the January 23, 2003 Mutual Agreement", between the U.S. and Switzerland.
- The $198 million dollar lawsuit referred to at my last "Asset Search News Roundup", (against Bernard Madoff’s brother, two sons and a niece), is reproduced below. This lawsuit was commenced by Madoff trustee Irving Picard to recover assets which may have been dissipated during Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. It was filed last Friday pursuant to the Securities Investors Protection Act and other statutes, including those listed in my September 4, 2009 article about "clawback" claims in bankruptcy court.
(Click On The $198 Million Dollar Lawsuit, To View It)
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