Accountant faces extradition

| 17/02/2009

(The Australian): A UK accountant could face extradition to Australia from the Channel Islands tax haven of Jersey within weeks as part of a massive tax fraud investigation.Philip de Figueiredo, who heads a Swiss accountancy firm, was arrested in Jersey in late December at the request of officers involved in Operation Wickenby, Australia’s biggest tax fraud probe into offshore schemes allegedly used by celebrities including Paul Hogan. Australian authorities filed extradition papers with the Jersey magistrate’s court last week, seeking permission for Mr de Figueiredo to be sent to Australia to face possible charges of tax fraud and money-laundering. Go to article.

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