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Files HSBC: Swiss bank money hidden for suspected criminals
HSBC customers: doctor Eufemiano Fuentes Spanish cycling, banker Kazakh Margulan Seisembayev, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis Greek businessman. Photography: Composite
Thursday, February 12, 2015
This article is the object of a complaint in the name of Anura Perera.
Switzerland HSBC Bank hidden large amounts of money for people facing allegations of serious wrongdoing, including drug trafficking, corruption and money-laundering, leaked files reveal.
In spite of being legally held since 1998 to make special checks on high-risk clients, the bank accounts provided for clients involved in scandals notorious six in Africa, including the largest Kenya case of corruption, trading in diamonds of blood and several military sales corrupt.
HSBC also held the assets for bankers accused of looting funds from former Soviet republics, while the crimes alleged by other account holders include corruption in the oil State of Malta company, cocaine smuggled out of the Dominican Republic and the doping of the professional cyclists in Spain.
The Bank Switzerland also held accounts for « politically exposed persons » – defined as political figures or members of their family to an increased risk of involvement in corruption, money-laundering or avoiding international sanctions – with few signs of any additional control over their activities.
The Bank’s involvement varies case by case, records show. Sometimes, secret accounts appear to have been directly used for operations that have been corrupted. Elsewhere, HSBC continued to provide banking services to individuals faced with public allegations of wrongdoing. Other examples highlight just how the secrecy of the Swiss banking system has attracted individuals engaged in wrongdoing.
Presented with this evidence by the guardian, HSBC now admits that, after it purchased the Bank of Geneva in 1999 « too… high risk accounts were required » and the « culture of compliance and the standard of care » were low.
The Bank has refused to discuss the details of each customer, but said it took steps to solve the problems. He had closed the accounts of people who could not demonstrate compliance with tax obligations, has ceased to offer accounts in jurisdictions where good due diligence was impossible and tightened up its « know your customer » and anti-money laundering procedures to « ensure a more complete examination of a new client wealth ».
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This is not the first time that HSBC has been criticized for failing to properly check its customers. In the United States, a report from the U.S. Senate 2012 Committee was very critical poor money laundering controls HSBC, accusing those responsible to ignore links to the financing of terrorism. They chose on the relations of the group with Saudi rich.
One of the most striking cases detailed in the files Swiss leaks involves businessmen kenyans Deepak Kamani and Anura Perera, whose accounts have been kept open by HSBC despite them being named in a highly publicized report of the fight against corruption in 2006.
Investigator John Githongo, who later fled to the Kenya after the failure of Ministers to support, alleges that the two men have been the beneficiaries of contracts off the coast by the class policy Kenyan.
The HSBC files detail payments to their offshore entities, called First Mercantile Securities Corporation, Midland Finance & Securities Ltd and Infotalent Ltd.
Notes on registers Perera HSBC discuss a payment quarterly of « many » of the Kenyan Government in its account, apparently delayed due to a shortage of public funds.
Separately, Kamani notes show the Bank maintained its account despite the allegations: « we spent some time discussing the issue of »compliance »with this account. Customers once again reiterated that there is no substance in the press reports that have appeared in the press during the nine months. They noted that UBS and HSBC only had raised the question of compliance in a meaningful way.
« UBS have now closed the accounts for the customer and the customers seemed very upset by this development. » We explained to customers that, while we had discussed with respect, we continue to manage the account as has been normal over the last three years. »
Swiss investigators and the Kenya are still examining the offers. A spokesman for Perera denied any wrongdoing. Requests for comment to Keita were not returned.
In another case of African corruption, HSBC treated £ 20 million to accounts controlled by Jeffrey Tesler, a London lawyer on a small scale. Tesler, who was subsequently imprisoned in the United States, is located in the front for the President of Nigeria, general Sani Abacha and other local politicians in a corruption case gas plant.
HSBC of Tesler to Tristar Investments Ltd. had an obscure address in Seychelles. He was identified publicly as a suspect corruption in 2004. But in 2007, HSBC still worked Tristar and Tesler accounts families.
Jeffrey Tesler, photographed in 2010. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
In Malta, Tancred Tabone, former head of the national oil company, has been charged in 2013 with the corruption alleged dating back to 2005. Two accounts of HSBC are named in the allegations.
HSBC has also created an offshore trust of Jersey in which Tabone deposit of 1 million dollars (£ 650 000). He planned to transfer more funds, the Bank has written with enthusiasm, noting that « potential is evaluated [at] $ 10 million », noting Tabone was « personally known by… » « HSBC Malta ».
Counsel for Tabone said: « insofar as criminal proceedings are concerned, he denies all the charges against him. » She added that Tabone has formally « authorized the Swiss authorities to provide all the information… Their tax affairs in this regard are in order ».
The HSBC files also contain details of accounts held by other unsavory individuals, engaged in a wide range of activities.
Records show banking services provided to the African diamond circle that broke the law. It was Emmanuel Shallop, jailed for six years by a court in Antwerp for the importation of illicit Angolan diamonds in 2001-2002. Rowboats, supposed to also have dealt with the rebels of Sierra Leone, was hiding nearly 2 million books in an HSBC account. Longboat had been appointed in the context of illicit diamonds operating activities as early as 2001, a report by the United Nations on conflict diamonds discuss receiving payments « through a bank in Geneva ».
During his visit to Geneva to spend cash in a Dubai-registered entity in 2005, HSBC noted openly: «the client is currently very conservative, because it is under pressure from Belgian tax authorities investigating his activities in the field of fraud tax diamond»
HSBC has also provided the General accounts for the administration of Omega Diamonds, a Belgian company named in the same report 2001 of the United Nations. The accounts of two directors contained at least £860 000 and £1. 75 m respectively. A third shareholder of Omega was related to General ledger with values for a total of £ 47 million.
The company paid $ 195 million (£126 million) to the Belgian tax authorities in March 2013, after was recognized to be shifted Congolese and Angolan import of diamonds valued mines profits in Dubai.
Their lawyers say there was a civil, not a criminal, tax litigation, who was with the firm Omega, not one of the three persons.
« The tax regulations see nor constitute any unlawful activity on the part of the Omega Diamonds and is based on the international principles of the distribution of the profits, » said the lawyers. They added that neither the directors nor omega « » have admitted or been found guilty of criminal mischief, and regulation with the Belgian authorities does not constitute an admission of criminal guilt. « »
The Belgian official sources say that HSBC has now fully close his Special Unit previously targeting dealers in diamonds, known as Medis.
A number of European bankers is accused of misconduct received by HSBC Swiss accounts. They include Vladimir Antonov, currently fighting extradition from the United Kingdom, who is accused of plundering of 400 million pounds of the Lithuanian bank Snoras.
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Vladimir Antonov: fighting extradition. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
HSBC files store Antonov as being « in negotiating to buy a business jet ». Active SNORAS of 63 million (£41 million) have been also shifted in an HSBC account, according to the files of the leak. They were again used a loan to Cyprus of the Antonov, Panatrones Holdings Company. Its lawyers, said: « Mr. Antonov is subject to several injunctions and… injunctions. »They added that he took his Swiss accounts « for commercial reasons and because Swiss banks offer a better level of care to clients and are much more flexible than banks in the United Kingdom ».
Margulan Seisembayev, a Kazakh banker, has been accused by the Bank of the Alliance in 2011 to take advantage of its assets, which would have been to increase the price of the Bank’s action. Offshore entities with HSBC Switzerland accounts allegedly used to obtain loans and up to 184 m $ was held by HSBC in Switzerland. Alliance announced in 2012 that it would seek to recover its assets in civil proceedings, in Kazakhstan and abroad. Seisembayev did not respond to requests for comment.
A third banker is Sergey Maksimov, Ukraine, which faced the VAB Bank attempts to the United Kingdom and the United States to retrieve the $ 78 million following allegations he had organised the loans to its own connected companies. Maksimov was almost $1. 5 m in an HSBC in Geneva account. His lawyer told us: « I understand, is that he has no criminal charges. »
In Greece, prominent businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis knows trials in absentia for looting would have been willing the Proton Bank and for attempting to murder an associate of business with a bomb in a flower pot.
Provided two HSBC Switzerland accounts totalling up to 4 million dollars for the entities registered in the Bahamas and in the remote Pacific of Niue Island.
HSBC accounts also played a role in corruption cases notorious BAE involving weapons.
Turki bin Nasser, a member of the Saudi family and its « business manager », the Lebanese politician Mohammad Safadi, had more than 60 million dollars of assets in the accounts of HSBC. Prince Turki, head of the Saudi air force, was appointed in 2004 as the largest beneficiary secret of a slush fund of 92 m $ BAE.
Giant oil arm the workings of the vast al-Yamamah weapons deal with gifts, cars, holidays and cash. Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom has attempted in 2006 to access the Swiss accounts held by Safadi and others, but which led to a scandal when the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has ordered the criminal investigation was closed.
In another case, BAE spent secretly 10 m $ through HSBC to a local middleman, Shailesh Vithlani, to obtain a radar contract. « It stank and was always clear that this unnecessary project has been corrupted, » protested Claire Short, Secretary for development of the United Kingdom at the time.
BAE has moved money entity of Panama of Vithlani, to Trading Corporation. That money was flowing in, a manager of HSBC met Vithlani in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and advised him how best to invest it. BAE has been found guilty of accounting offences in relation to transactions Vithlani and paid a fine of 30 million pounds ($46 million).
In a third case, Fana Hlongwane – near the South African ANC Government – was appointed in 2008 by the Serious Fraud Office as a confidential agent of BAE. The SFO has said in published statements sent to South African prosecutors who Hlongwane received money from offshore BAE through disguised intermediate to promote weapons. The South African Government decided not to pursue the case.
HSBC is now revealed were used Swiss accounts to Hlongwane as agent for the other three multinational companies American. They contained more than 10 m $ in 2006.
In 2014, Hlongwane provided an affidavit to an investigation into contracts, denying « any evidence involving me and/or my businesses in any corruption or wrongdoing.
In a separate unrelated to BAE arms case, a businessman Italian of Syrian origin, Fouzi Hadj, was charged in 2003 by the United Nations and Human Rights Watch, of trafficking arms to the Liberian rebels.
His Guinean company, Katex Mine, had an HSBC account in which were hidden assets over $ 7 million. The account was not blocked until May 2005 and closed in 2006. Ford was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to six years in Italy for a separate fraud.
Drug traffickers was conducted by some customers of HSBC, as well in the Caribbean and the Mexico.
Arturo del Tiempo marks was a Spanish property developer operating in Dominican Republic and a client HSBC controlling up to 19 separate accounts, which in 2006-07 active content equivalent to £2. 5 m.
However, one of its shipping containers of construction materials, sent the Dominican Republic to the Spain, found in 2010 to contain more than a ton of cocaine, concealed behind a false Panel. He is currently serving a prison sentence of seven years in Spain.
Marks was one of the HSBC clients regularly make large withdrawals of Bank Switzerland. In May 2005, he withdrew to €55 000 (£ 40 000) in cash. Just two weeks later in June, he released $50 000 (£ 32 000). A few months later in December of that year, he released yet more money, for a total amount of €60 000 of bricks.
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Because the Mexican division of HSBC allowed the drug cartels launder $ 881 million (572 million from £) in cash, the Bank has already paid penalties billion $1 to the United States in 2012. The Bank further expanded windows in some of its branches so that more large boxes of money can move in. « Stunning failures of monitoring » of the Bank, the U.S. Department of Justice said, « cause is the financial institution for the drug cartels and money launderers. »
Another client with a lucrative sideline was Eufemanio Fuentes of Spain – described in the documents of the Bank as a « doctor for cyclists. He got an HSBC account in 2003 for his British Virgin Islands offshore entity Codes Holding Ltd., an account that had amassed more than £200 000 in 2006.
However, as of 2004, Fuentes was named one of a group of doctors allegedly re-inject cyclists with blood of inflated, the same practice, Lance Armstrong has admitted the year after years of denial. Fuentes was attacked in 2006 and eventually sentenced in Spain to operate a doping Codes held.
Waste disposal operator British Adrian Kirby, who illegally conspired to spy on his environmental critics, was first questioned by police in London in February 2005. In may, he went to Switzerland to set up a structure of HSBC Trust registered in the Cook Islands that would be « [p] rotect its property against future willing creditors to sue personally »and the estate tax. »
There is no suggestion that Kirby was using his Switzerland account to engage in tax evasion or fraud.
Later he moved 1 million pounds from the sale of the company’s waste on behalf Switzerland, « because he wants to take all his cash to the United Kingdom as soon as possible. » It is with regard to its official move out of the United Kingdom (residence in CH [Switzerland]). »
Two years later, he was sentenced to six months in prison for conspiracy to intercept telephone calls.
HSBC response: « standards of due diligence were significantly lower than today ‘ hui.
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In the past, the Swiss private banking sector operated very differently to the way it does today. The private banks, including the Swiss private bank of HSBC, has assumed this responsibility for the payment of fees to individual customers, rather than the institutions which them bowed. Swiss private banks were usually used by wealthy individuals to manage their wealth in a discreet manner.
Although there are many legitimate reasons to have a Swiss bank account, in some cases, individuals have benefited from the banking secrecy to hold undeclared accounts. This resulted in private banks, including a Swiss private bank of HSBC, with a number of customers who were not able to fully comply with their tax obligations. We recognize and are accountable to the failures of compliance and control.
We took important steps in recent years to implement reforms and out customers who did not meet the strict standards for new HSBC . Swiss private bank, HSBC has reduced its customers of more than 70% since 2007.
Major regulatory reform is underway in many jurisdictions to ensure… that in a near future, a person wishing to hide « assets of the tax administration may not do so. HSBC has fully welcomes and supports these reforms.
[HSBC acquired] the Republic National Bank of New York and Safra Republic Holdings SA, a private bank American in 1999. The Swiss private bank was acquired in large part through this transaction. The business of the Republic/Safra focused on a very different clientele and had a significantly different culture at HSBC. The acquired business was not fully integrated into HSBC, allowing different cultures and standards persist. Too many small accounts and high risk have been maintained. We recognize that the culture of compliance and standards of due diligence in Swiss private banking of HSBC, as well as the industry in general, were significantly lower than they are today. At the same time, HSBC was executed in a manner more federated that it is today and the decisions are often taken at the country level.
In January 2011, new leadership of the Group has fundamentally changed the way HSBC is structured, managed and controlled. HSBC has completely revamped its entire private banking activity, adding to the initiatives it had taken previously under US customers from 2008. Today, management in Switzerland team who carries out these reforms is significantly different from the period before 2011.
From 2012, Global Private Banking [GBP] put in point a policy of fiscal transparency, saying that it will close an account and refuse any new undertaking where it has reason to believe that the customer or potential customer is not in full compliance with the relevant tax obligations. Under the tax transparency initiative, a review focused on existing accounts. If not satisfactorily resolved, the account has been closed or put in the process to close as soon as possible.
We have also improved our procedures ‘know your customer’, including independent validation by the external auditors, both our procedures to combat money laundering in order to ensure a more complete examination of a new client wealth. We’ve changed our standard terms and conditions to require the client to assert that they are in compliance with their tax obligations.
The modified conditions has allowed the private bank to refuse a request to withdraw cash and placed strict controls on withdrawals over $10 000 [£ 6 600]. We dropped the hold mail service and we have implemented a new policy to clean up [save owners of] actions of any carrier in the non-individual accounts. In addition, we have removed markets where we are unable to conduct due diligence for a satisfactory standard to our customers. We review all persons politically exposed every year to the highest level in the group.
The number of accounts and total client assets of Swiss private banking have managed actively down by this exercise without risking intensive, where we put respect and fiscal transparency to profitability:
• In 2007, private banking Switzerland had 30 412 accounts. At the end of 2014, we had reduced this number to 10 343
• In 2007, the Swiss private bank had total assets of customer of [about £78bn]. At the end of 2014, that number was actively managed until [£45bn].
Chief Executive, Stuart Gulliver, announced in April 2012 HSBC commitment of HSBC to implement higher or more effective standards within the group to fight against financial crime. HSBC responds to this commitment to global standards and is now a little more than two years in a five-year program to transform the way whose that HSBC manages the risk of financial crime. HSBC has measures in the world to prevent and comprehensive reforms, the group implemented go to what HSBC has a robust and durable against laundering and sanctions compliance programme.
HSBC has cooperated and continues to cooperate insofar as it can with requests for information from Governments on account holders. However, providing client data to foreign authorities would itself constitute a criminal offence under Swiss law.
Files HSBC show that raised tories over 5 m £ HSBC Swiss holders of accounts
Labour too has received in cash and loans from customers of the Bank, while the disclosure of documents also reveals the many donors with HSBC accounts had the tax status of non-dom
holders of accounts leaked by computer bank HSBC Swiss specialist Hervé Falciani: (from left) MP Zac Goldsmith, Lord Paul, Ben Goldsmith, Lord of Fink, Lord Sterling and Arpad Busson photograph: composite Guardian
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A large-scale MP, peer and conservative donors are among the rich who legally held accounts in Switzerland with the private bank HSBC, for a variety of reasons. Their ranks include Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, and his brother, the financier Ben Goldsmith, and an heir of automobile resident, born in Germany Switzerland Georg von Opel, who has donated sums of six figures over the past two years.
Peers named in the HSBC files include Lord Sterling of Plaistow, P & O shipping and ports contractor who had been knighted by Margaret Thatcher and Lord Fink, who was Treasurer of party under David Cameron and gave 3 million pounds to the conservatives.
Zac Goldsmith has, with his brother Ben and their mother Lady Annabel, paid more than £500 000 in cash and in-kind to the conservatives.
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The Conservatives have raised more than 5 m £ HSBC customers with Swiss accounts, while Labour has also benefited from the money and gifts in kind with a value over £500 000, and a loan for £ 2 million.
Donors of labour who held Swiss with HSBC accounts are Swraj Paul steel magnate and Restorer and clothing entrepreneur Richard Caring, which, at various times is recorded which were handed over to both labour and the conservatives.
Von Opel, major donors named in the HSBC files, Tory is a grandson of the German automobile entrepreneur Adam Opel. Houses UK and a British woman, he told the Guardian that he is a resident of Switzerland.
Since his arrival in Switzerland as a child, Von Opel was a tax exile, management of his fortune away. His Office said that none of the accounts of Von Opel have been used to evade or avoid taxes. They added: « Mr von Opel,… is a Swiss citizen and a resident of Switzerland since 1973.
This did not prevent him from financing of the British policy. Since December, 2012, Von Opel has donated over of £430 000 to the conservatives. He has homes and a business in Britain and is on the electoral roll since 2010, giving it the right to make donations to the party. The citizens of the EU as Von Opel have right to vote in local but not national elections.
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HSBC files: Secret how account Switzerland data detailing the misconduct came to light.
Being a client of a bank Switzerland is not illegal and does not prove tax evasion or fraud. There is no suggestion that individual donors did nothing illegal.
A number of political donors have Swiss accounts is also prestigious members of the community of Great Britain for the non-dom growing – tens of thousands of rich foreign residents attracted to the United Kingdom by a historical quirk that allows them to live in the country without paying inheritance rights or incur property belonged to offshore taxby claiming that they will eventually retire abroad.
Sterling was linked to three accounts of HSBC for a total of £7. 8 m two of them were for its British investment firms while the third was for an offshore trust, Harry Sterling 1964 Settlement, established by his father.
Sterling said that HSBC accounts were opened by Veritas Asset Management, a business investment that has managed its personal property and business, its financial arrangements were fully declared and no tax has been avoided.
One of the treasurers recent of the conservative party, Lord Fink, formerly Stanley Fink, reveals itself as having the more than one assignment of four years in Switzerland while he was working at hedge fund group Man.
He opened Swiss accounts with HSBC in 1996 and 1997, that bowed Man Group shares in UK-registered bare trusts designed to minimize the capital gains tax. Most trusts have been dissolved when he returned to London.
Fink said that they were reported fully and the tax paid on the dividends they received. « I have been resident Switzerland… the only reasons I opened bank accounts in Switzerland has been the ordinary management of my news. » Insofar as I have created trust accounts, these were quite normal planning issues and could have been implemented with similar effect, without the Switzerland Bank being involved. »
Edward Lee, which is part of the conservative of Israel friends Committee, gave a few £85 000 for the Tories. Lee and his brother were the son of the the late Lee Arnold, a major developer of London, which put in place offshore trusts for them in the 1970s. Their Swiss accounts had a value up to 2 million books. Lee said all their tax affairs have been correctly reported and declared: « I paid all taxes and when are due. »
Zac and Ben Goldsmith inherited from French nationality and the status of domicile of their father, Sir James Goldsmith. HSBC Switzerland was used to distribute a fortune tax shelter offshore at about 15 members of the family, and the money will be invested since by his heirs in UK properties and businesses.
This advantage ended for Zac Goldsmith, in 2009, when he renounced his status as non-dom after a wave of protests. He said he paid all taxes on income and capital gains, and that the offshore structure created by his father « was not intended to mitigate the imposition, but rather to preserve assets for future generations. Ben Goldsmith declined to comment further.
After the publication of this story, Zac Goldsmith issued a statement which said: « there has never been a secret that I am a beneficiary of a trust established by my late father and administered by a family office in Geneva. Indeed, this has been widely discussed before the last election. This report adds nothing to this old story.
« To be clear, many members of my family in the whole world who are beneficiaries of the trust also does not own or control, but like me, they receive income from it.
« I have never had a Swiss bank account and have no control of the Swiss bank accounts. I have never requested or received advice tax minimization by HSBC, directly or indirectly. The commentary of media around this is so wrong. »
However, leaks files contain details of an entity in the Cayman Islands, named Verton Holdings Ltd, listed by the Bank as jointly owned by Zac and Ben Goldsmith. Verton invested in businesses, including a capital Green Evergreen Investments and Ben Goldsmith, WHEB Ventures funds. Goldsmith also used Verton to invest in the sportsman, a short-lived newspaper which folded in 2006.
Neither Goldsmith answered questions on Verton when approached by the guardian before publication.
Those who claim domicile status, a quirk of British law dating back to the colonial time, must convince the tax inspectors they intend to eventually leave the country for good.
Sir Anwar Pervez, the founder of the self-service Bestway, hedge funds, investor Arpad Busson and owner of the restaurant and clothing entrepreneur Richard Caring have all given to the political parties in Britain, but under the tax rules they must declare the income they’ll be finished their days abroad.
Pervez contributed, personally and through his company, plus £500 000 to a range of parties, although the vast majority of its donations were conservatives. HSBC records indicate that Pervez and all other directors on the Board of eight members of Bestway were linked with Swiss accounts. Pervez said the income was aware of these accounts and trusts and all directors were consistent tax.
Busson, a national French, now based in London, whose charity ARK manages more than 30 schools of the Academy, gave £75 000 to the Tories through his company and holding of millions in an array of Swiss HSBC accounts. Busson said that he had paid substantial UK tax.
Lord Paul, who has given almost £500 000 over a period of 25 years of work, mainly through its British companies, which held a large part of his fortune via Geneva, with accounts containing up to 240 m £. Paul has renounced its status of non-dom in 2010, after parliamentarians were banned to use the provision. He said that revenue was fully aware of its accounts and that they had incurred no additional tax.
Client Switzerland for mutual assistance, owner of society of London Ivy and Annabel s, lent £ 2 million to labour when the party was last in the Government, before publicly its support. He has now made donations of a value of over £400 000 for the Tories. As a non-dom born of an American father, Caring lives in the United Kingdom, but has to say for tax purposes that it will not reside in the country indefinitely. Caring, which is tilted up to 100 million pounds in Switzerland of HSBC, said that he had paid all due taxes in time.