Article: ‘Dieselgate’ Fraud: Timeline Of A Scandal

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‘Dieselgate’ Fraud: Timeline Of A Scandal

AFP News, 10 June 2021

French automakers Renault, Citroen and Peugeot are the latest companies to be ensnared in the “dieselgate” scandal — a massive emissions cheating scheme that started at German car giant Volkswagen.

Here is a timeline:

In 2014, US researchers at the University of West Virginia discover that certain VW diesel cars emit up to 40 times the permissible levels of harmful nitrogen oxide when tested on the road. Continue reading “Article: ‘Dieselgate’ Fraud: Timeline Of A Scandal”

Article: Offshore Banking: The Secret Threat to America (Dissent Magazine)

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Offshore Banking: The Secret Threat to America

Lucy Komisar

Dissent Magazine, Spring 2003

In November 1932, deputy Fabien Albertin took the floor of the National Assembly in Paris to denounce tax evasion by eminent French personalities-politicians, judges, industrialists, church dignitaries, and directors of newspapers-who were hiding their money in Switzerland.

“The minister of finance knows very well that for ten years, the concern of all his predecessors has been to track down this fraud . . . ” he declared. “However, till now, the information one has gotten has been extremely vague. When documents arrive, they are formless notebooks in which holders of accounts are represented only as numbers. Employees of the banks don’t know the names of account holders. These names are known only to the director of the bank, who the clients forbid to correspond with them, so anxious are they to preserve anonymity.”

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