The United States routinely takes the moral high ground when accusing offshore jurisdictions of facilitating money laundering and tax evasion to the detriment of the world’s major countries and the global economy in general. But is it a case of the pot calling the kettle black?
This session will look at the involvement of the USA, its banks, attorneys, corporate agents, realtors and others in providing services to money launderers and tax evaders, contributing to property booms in cities like New York and Miami and economic booms in states like Delaware and Nevada.
Evidence provided will include a hidden-camera investigation by Global Witness into whether attorneys in New York were prepared to set up anonymous accounts to conceal the identity of a prospective client who they were led to believe was seeking to launder the proceeds of corruption.
EDWARD DAVIS, JR. Founding Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)
SHAUNA LEVEN Director of Anti-Corruption Campaigns, Global Witness (London)
JESSE DRUCKER Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)
JAMES BARNACLE Chief of Money Laundering Unit, FBI (New York)
PETER COTORCEANU Of Counsel, Anaford AG (Switzerland)