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Political Gamesmanship may put UBS Tax Treaty in Jeopardy

The UBS is one of the world's biggest banks and over the past few years has had an increasingly strained relationship with the U.S. government. In 2009, the U.S. government sued UBS for allegedly hiding secret Swiss bank accounts from U.S. tax authorities. In early 2010, UBS continued to contest the U.S.'s efforts to force disclosure of the American owners of nearly $20 billion assets held by the bank. The dispute became a political game with the United States on one side and UBS and Switzerland on the other. However, on June 17, 2010, the cold financial war resulted in a tax treaty.

Political Gamesmanship may put UBS Tax Treaty in Jeopardy

The UBS is one of the world's biggest banks and over the past few years has had an increasingly strained relationship with the U.S. government. In 2009, the U.S. government sued UBS for allegedly hiding secret Swiss bank accounts from U.S. tax authorities. In early 2010, UBS continued to contest the U.S.'s efforts to force disclosure of the American owners of nearly $20 billion assets held by the bank. The dispute became a political game with the United States on one side and UBS and Switzerland on the other. However, on June 17, 2010, the cold financial war resulted in a tax treaty.

Defense Team for Wesley Snipes May Be in Luck

After 2 years of appeals over actor Wesley Snipes' 2008 conviction on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file taxes, a recent development may have given Snipes' defense team new legal ammunition. Kenneth I. Starr, Snipes' former financial advisor and a key witness in the case against the actor, has been indicted on charges of money laundering and securities fraud.

Defense Team for Wesley Snipes May Be in Luck

After 2 years of appeals over actor Wesley Snipes' 2008 conviction on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file taxes, a recent development may have given Snipes' defense team new legal ammunition. Kenneth I. Starr, Snipes' former financial advisor and a key witness in the case against the actor, has been indicted on charges of money laundering and securities fraud.

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