Iraqi deputy among the most prominent figures contained in the "leaf paradise"
Baghdad - Journal News
In an article by Amanda Thomas Johnson, Britain's Middle East A website revealed that an Iraqi deputy and a Saudi prince, Jordan's Queen Noor and Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim's sons, named after the papers, denied taxes and invested in shelters. Tax.
Johnson says the papers published by the International Investigation Group reveal deals with the rich elite in tax havens and show how overseas companies build their structures in a way that reduces tax on rich money and even hides some suspicious business practices.
The report, which was translated by the «Journal News», that the press group obtained the papers from a legal company called "Appleby" on the island of Bermuda, and come a year after the publication of the group similar papers known as "Panama papers," pointing out that "the leaves of Paradise "Reveals great names, from Queen Elizabeth II to members of the administration of US President Donald Trump. The site mentions that the rich political elite in the Middle East, the following:
Khalid bin Sultan - Saudi Arabia
Prince Khalid bin Sultan was deputy defense minister and known as the "real father of Saudi missiles" for his efforts to buy arms for the kingdom. He also has financial dealings in tax havens. According to the files of "Appleby," Prince Khalid gets the benefits of the two funds and at least eight companies registered in Bermuda between 1989 - 2104, and some used to buy yachts and aircraft, and when the registration of yachts and aircraft in this way, the tax is reduced. The prince is believed to have a fleet of luxury yachts, the largest of which is the 120-meter Golden Odyssey, the longest in the world. The documents reveal that the Bermuda-based shipping company "Aceh" operates a "big yacht of pleasure", while Eurotech Limited ($ 51 million) won the operation and lease of Golden Odyssey in 1992. Prince Sultan did not respond to questions from the International Journalism Group.
Jonathan Kolber - Israel
An investigation by the International Investigations Group is close to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli businessman Jonathan Kolber, the recipient of the Kolber Fund, which was established in Cayman Island in 1992. Three thousand documents have separated the complex business activities of the fund over the years, Bronfman and the Claridge Hotel were pumping millions into the Kolber Fund, mostly interest-free loans from the wealthy Protvman family in Canada. Tax experts believe that interest-free loans could be considered tax evasion. The International Journalism Group found that a $ 3.1 million loan from the Bronfman family, based in the United States, had to pay interest under US law.
The writer says the leaks are uncomfortable for Trudeau, who relied on Bronfman to raise funds for his liberal party; to win his leadership in 2013, noting that after Trudeau's victory he asked for help in changing the party's fortunes, which contributed to his victory in 2015, Tax evaders.
Mudar Ghassan Shawkat - Iraq
A former Sunni member of the Iraqi parliament and the founder of the National Salvation Front, a Sunni alliance. In emails sent in 2008, he asked a legal firm to deposit a $ 140 million bail on behalf of Shawkat and his son Ali, but refused to deal with them as At the end of that year, Appleby set up the Pashon Sunset Trust for Shawkat and his family in 2008, but under a sign that it was not for profit. Several questions were raised about Shawkat's relationship with the late Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi. "There are suspicions that they have opened a charitable company outside of Iraq (Pashon Sunset Trust) to move the money out of Iraq," the report quoted a staff member as saying in an e-mail. "It is only a matter of evading accountability."
Queen Nour - Jordan
The site reveals that the late widow of the late King Hussein bin Talal, who was born in the United States, received benefits from two records in Jersey; the first "Flintin 1997 Trust" and $ 40 million, and income, where the Fund has a property in the south of England close to Backhurst Park where the Queen lives. The report points out that in an attempt to reduce inheritance tax on the property in the event of death, the custodians of them thought in 2013 to borrow money and the use of Pakhurst security can reduce the value of property in the market. "The legacy that was left to her and her children was managed entirely on the basis of high legal standards and ethics," a spokesman for Queen Noor said.
Akram and Bulent Yildirim - Turkey
Akram and Bulent Benni, Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim, are the only contributors to registered companies in Malta, part of the family's maritime business, the website said, adding that they did not respond to questions from the International Journalism Group.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]