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Afghan Cabinet nominee wanted by Interpol for tax evasion

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani`s nominee for agriculture minister in his new Cabinet is on an Interpol wanted list for tax evasion in Estonia, a fact Ghani`s spokesman said was unknown to his office at the time of his nomination. 

Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts

Argentina has charged HSBC with aiding more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts, the country`s AFIP tax authority said on Thursday.


Portugal`s ex-PM brands corruption probe `absurd`

Portugal`s former prime minister Jose Socrates, who has been detained on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering, angrily dismissed the allegations against him as absurd, in a letter published Thursday.

Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness slims down in jail
Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness slims down in jail

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has lost weight and is living a spartan existence while serving his prison sentence for tax evasion, according to ex-Germany international Gunter Netzer.

Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro probed over tax fraud
Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro probed over tax fraud

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is being investigated on suspicion of running a sham company to avoid paying more than a million euros ($1.27 million) in tax, Italian authorities announced Wednesday.

Judge rules tax fraud case against Lionel Messi will go ahead

A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed.

Meat exporter Moin Qureshi had close links with CBI directors

Kanpur-based meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, who has managed to stay away from limelight, is alleged to be having close links with the country`s apex investigating agency - the CBI – which has helped his business flourish by leaps and bounds.

Barca to answer tax evasion charges over Neymar transfer in court

Barcelona and their former president Sandro Rosell have been called by a judge to give evidence in a court over charges of tax evasion involved in the Neymar transfer.

Former Bayern Munich boss, Uli Hoeness begins jail sentence

German football legend and former Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness has begun serving a three years and six months jail sentence for tax evasion, his lawyers say Tuesday.

Spain charges soprano Montserrat Caballe over tax evasion

Spanish prosecutors have charged Montserrat Caballe, one of the world`s best-known sopranos, with tax evasion for failing to declare some 500,000 euros ($690,900) of income, a court document showed on Tuesday.

Bayern extends lead at top of Bundesliga following 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen

German champions Bayern Munich have 23 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table following a 2-1 win over fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen at home in the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Ruling in Bayern soccer boss tax-dodging case seen on Thursday

A German judge signalled he would rule on Thursday whether the president of Bayern Munich soccer club had evaded 27 million euros in tax, after a third day in court ended in less than two hours of testimony.

No tax evasion angle to probe in Radia tapes: I-T to SC

The Income Tax department has found no instance of tax evasion after going through the entire range of intercepted conversations of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia on directions of the Supreme Court in connection with the 2G case.

Beanie Babies creator gets probation, no prison

Billionaire creator of Beanie Babies was sentenced to two years of probation, but no prison time, on Tuesday for tax evasion on USD 25 million in income he had stashed away in Swiss bank accounts.

Ram Gopal Verma gets threat, security beefed up

Security arrangements at the office and residence of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma have been beefed up after he received a threat Thursday.

Vietnam jails dissident lawyer for tax evasion

Vietnam imprisoned a leading critic of the communist regime for tax evasion today -- a move described by the United States as "disturbing" -- as hundreds of supporters protested in the capital.

CVC for strict action on tax evasions, black money

The Central Vigilance Commission has called for improved governance to end corruption and taking strict action to check tax evasion and black money.

Kapil Sharma booked for non-payment of service tax dues

In more trouble for stand up comedian Kapil Sharma, after the sets of his popular TV show `Comedy Nights With Kapil` caught fire here, the Service Tax department has booked him for non-payment of tax dues amounting to around Rs 60 lakh.

Service Tax Dept targeting film industry: Ram Gopal Verma

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma, whose office was searched by the service tax department, alleges that the officials are "targeting" the film industry on purpose.

Centre ignoring allegations against CPI(M): Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the Centre of turning a blind eye to the existence of Rs 16 crore in the name of two top state CPI(M) leaders in a nationalised bank account.