Leaked HSBC files show bank helped some clients evade taxes; names revealed (List)

The files were obtained through an international investigative journalism collaboration

The disclosure of leaked HSBC documents revealing how the Swiss branch of the banking multinational facilitated some of its wealthy clients, including several Greek citizens, to conceal millions in assets, has caused global uproar during the last 24 hours.

The banking giant is believe to have set up an international tax evasion system through its Swiss subsidiary, essentially advising well-heeled customers on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities and conceal millions of dollars, euros, pounds, rubles, lira, pesos, francs etc.

The confidential files, obtained through an international media collaboration that included the Guardian, the BBC, the French daily Le Monde, CBS’ 60 Minutes and the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, showed that the bank:

– Regularly allowed customers to withdraw millions, often in foreign, limited circulation currency in Switzerland.

– Used “aggressive” systems to enable wealthy clients to avoid European taxation.

– Colluded with customers to conceal undeclared ‘black’ accounts from domestic tax authorities.

– Provided services to international criminals and other high-risk individuals

Below are 61 names, some deceased, that have been leaked so far:

A.Dan Azoumi: Diamond trader
A.K. Gulamali: Alleged arms deal fixer
Alejandro Andrade: Politician
Alfred Taubman: Billionaire
Aliko Dangote: Industrialist
Alvaro Noboa: Politician
Arlette Ricci: Heiress
Belhassen Trabesi: Entrepreneur
Carlos Hank Rhon: Billionaire
Christain Slater: Hollywood actor
Diane Von Fursten: Fashion designer
Diego Forlan: Footballer
Edmond J. Safra: Banker
Edouard Stern: Banker
Elle MacPherson: Model
Emilio Botin: Banker
Fana Hlongwane: Alleged arms deal fixer
Fernando Alonso: Formula 1 driver
Flavio Briatore: Italian Entrepreneur
Frank Giustra: Entrepreneur
Fumihiko Maki: Architect
Gad Elmaleh: Comedian
Georges Frem: Politician
Karekin II: Religious leader
Heikki Kovalainen: Formula 1 driver
Helmut Newton: Photographer
Ian Lloyd McKay: Judge
Jacques Dessange: Hair stylist
Jaime Camil Garza: Developer
Jean-Yves Ollivier: French negotiator
Joan Henrietta Collins: Actress
John Michael Magnier: Racehorse owner
Johnson Nduya Muthama: Kenyan politician
Jonathan Kollek: Oil trader
Joseph Paul Fok: Judge from Hong Kong
Kartini Muljadi: Lawyer
Kerry Packer: Australian media magnate
King Abdullah II ben al-Hussein: King of Jordan
King Mohammed VI: King of Morocco
Laurentis Lavrentiadis: Entrepreneur, banker
Li Xiaolin: Executive
Marat Safin: Tennis player
Mortimer David Sackler: Pharma executive
Narcisa de Leon Escaler: Diplomat
Paradorn Srichaphan: Tennis player
Patrick Bédié: Entrepreneur
Phil Collins: Performer
Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud: Saudi diplomat
Rachid Mohamed Rachid: Former Minister of Commerce in Egypt
Rajan Biharilal Raheja: Industrialist
Ralph Sonnenberg: Executive
Rami Makhlouf: Entrepreneur
Roger Boka: Tobacco magnate
Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa: Prince of Bahrain
Saïd Ali Coubèche: Former Finance Minister in Djibouti
Sultan Qaboos Bin Said: Sultan of Oman
Sultanah Kalsom: Member of the Royal Malaysian family
The Flick Family: Entrepreneurs
Timur Kuanyshev: Oil Tycoon
Valentino Garavani: Fashion Designer
Valentino Rossi: MotoGP rider