UK Police Arrest 10-Year-Old Boy In Killing Of 79-Year-Old Man
The UK government has backed international action to reduce corporate profit shifting but has resisted calls to amend domestic rules which tax advisors say offer greater opportunity for tax minimisation than tax systems in other large industrial countries such as Germany, the United States and France. A consortium led by private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) and the drug distributor’s billionaire executive chairman Stefano Pessina took Alliance Boots private in 2007. Last year U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co bought 45 percent of the company. Anti-poverty group War on Want and Unite, the UK’s largest trades union, published a report on Tuesday which said that after being delisted from the London Stock Exchange, Alliance Boots’ owners loaded the company up with loans from affiliates in low-tax jurisdictions. These debts sent interest costs rocketing to 853 million pounds in 2008, the year after the acquisition, compared to 42 million pounds in the year to March 2007, said Nell Geiser, a researcher at Change to Win, an advocacy group backed by U.S. labour unions, which co-authored the report. The year before its leveraged buyout, Alliance Boots had a UK tax expense of 181 million pounds, but in the six years since going private, rising interest payments turned healthy operating profits into tax losses, resulting in a cumulative net tax credit of over 130 million pounds, the report said. “Ministers have allowed corporations such as Boots and its private equity owners to abuse the UK’s tax system. It is time for proper rules to make companies like Boots pay their fair share,” said John Hilary, executive director at War on Want. Alliance Boots, which operates the Boots chain of pharmacies that dot main streets across Britain, said in a statement: “Alliance Boots conducts its business and organises its tax affairs strictly in compliance with all applicable law (including legislation in the UK) and observes the highest standard of good ethics.” KKR and Walgreen declined to comment. There was no suggestion in the report that Alliance Boots had engaged in any unlawful activity.
UK High Court Throws out Russia-Linked Libel Suit
14, 2013 UK police charge man with knife outside palace Related View Larger Tourists gather at the area in front of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. British police arrested a man with a knife after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) View Larger A British police officer guards the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. British police arrested a man with a knife after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) View Larger British police officers guard the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, Oct.
UK police charge man with knife outside palace
In the aftermath of the arrest, Krentcil was banned from several local tanning salons. Cheese were worried when they found a 3-year-old named Harmony apparently alone in the establishment at around 8 p.m one night in March 2012. They took the girl to a police station and shared a photo of her with local TV stations in hopes of tracking down a parent or guardian. It wasn’t until Harmony’s photo aired on the 11 p.m news that her parents even realized she was missing. The two had split custody of Harmony, and each had assumed that she was with other family members. The two reconnected on Facebook after the boy’s father had assumed primary custody when the child was 2. Atkinson, whom the boy’s father claims had a “boyfriend-girlfriend relationship” with her son, also reportedly sent the child nude photos of herself. She pleaded no contest in a Napa County Superior Court on May 21 to charges of incest, oral copulation with a minor, contact with a minor for sexual offense, and sending harmful material to a teen. allegedly left his 18-month-old toddler at home with a bowl of Cheerios while he went to work. An unidentified witness found the child playing with a dog on a public road. Davis was charged with child neglect on May 21 in Okaloosa County. The child was found when an unidentified resident called the police, alleging that Bishop was dancing naked in her driveway. Bishop was arrested in Spartanburg and charged with child neglect.
Retired policeman Pavel Karpov sued Hermitage Capital Management and its chief executive, William Browder, who has accused Karpov of being part of a network of corrupt officials complicit in the death of a Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky. Judge Peregrine Simon dismissed the suit, ruling that Karpov had only minor links to Britain and “there is a degree of artificiality about his seeking to protect his reputation in this country.” Browder called the judgment a victory against so-called libel tourism the practice of litigants taking cases to court in Britain, even when there is no strong link to the country, because the British legal system is perceived as friendly to their claims. “I think this is a precedent-setting case,” Browder said “If you are a dubious foreign chancer, this precedent makes it much less likely you will succeed in the libel courts.” The case is part of the labyrinthine saga surrounding the death of Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer hired by Hermitage Capital, who accused Russian police officials of stealing $230 million in tax rebates after illegally seizing Hermitage subsidiaries. Magnitsky was arrested in 2008 for tax evasion and died in prison the next year of pancreatitis at age 37, allegedly after being beaten and denied medical treatment. He had not been brought to trial. His death spurred efforts in Europe and the U.S. to punish Russian officials who may have been complicit in human rights abuses. The United States imposed sanctions on 18 Russians including Karpov, one of the Interior Ministry officers who put Magnitsky behind bars. Russia responded by banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Russian authorities have also pursued Browder and Magnitsky, who was convicted of tax evasion in July, three years after his death. Browder was convicted in absentia and sentenced to nine years in prison. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.