Brazil Arrests Former Central Bank President on International Tax Charges

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Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 
On April 26, 1999, Francisco Lopes, a former president of Brazil’s central bank, was arrested after he refused to sign an affidavit backing his testimony disputing accusations of income tax evasion and favoritism. Because the case involves potential tax improprieties relating to an offshore account, international tax enforcement issues are implicated...[more]