Deutsche-Bank Raided: Many Computers Taken: The Carbon Cred Scam Unravels

Posted: December 13, 2012 by Rog Tallbloke in Carbon cycle, humour, Incompetence, Legal, Robber Barons, solar system dynamics

Well! Soon after HSBC are rapped for their illegal dealings, Deutsche-Bank are in troubl over Carbon Credits. Has their past evangelising on climate change caught up with them? Noble cause corruption on a massive scale is being uncovered it seems. This from Reuters:

Deutsche-Bank Headquarters in Frankfurt

Deutsche-Bank Headquarters in Frankfurt

Deutsche Bank co-CEO drawn into C02 tax evasion probe

By Edward Taylor

FRANKFURT | Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:09pm GMT

(Reuters) – Deutsche Bank co-chief executive Juergen Fitschen was drawn into a widening tax evasion probe linked to carbon trading at Germany‘s biggest lender on Wednesday as police and tax inspectors raided its offices.

Prosecutors said they were investigating 25 bank staff on suspicion of severe tax evasion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, and searched the headquarters and private residences in Berlin, Duesseldorf and Frankfurt.

 

“Two of Deutsche Bank’s Management Board members Juergen Fitschen and Stefan Krause are involved in the investigations as they signed the value-added tax statement for 2009,” Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) said in a statement.

Back in 2009, Fitschen was Germany chief and Krause was chief financial officer, a post he retains to this day.

Deutsche Bank said it voluntarily corrected its 2009 tax return, but noted that authorities disagreed over whether this had been done in a timely fashion.

“Unlike the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Deutsche Bank is of the opinion that this correction took place in due time,” it said.

Around 500 police and tax inspectors raided Deutsche Bank, arresting five staff in a probe linked to a tax scam involving the trading of carbon permits.

Tax inspectors clutching backpacks and suitcases were seen leaving the bank’s twin-tower headquarters in Frankfurt. About 20 police mini buses and two coaches were parked outside.

The raids mark a setback for Deutsche’s efforts to polish its image. The bank is struggling with lawsuits in the United States and the UK connected to allegations of Libor manipulation and the mis-selling of subprime assets during the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

ARMED POLICE

Eight policemen wearing dark blue overalls and armed with handguns were stationed in the bank’s lobby and appeared to be coordinating a high-profile search of the glass towers which can house up to 3,000 staff.

The officers declined to comment on the exact nature of the raids, which a person working in the building said started at 0915 CET (8:15 a.m. British time).

In October, a financial source familiar with the matter said Deutsche had suspended a handful of employees in connection with an investigation into tax evasion on carbon permits by traders.

The judge in that case sentenced six men to jail. He stopped short of prosecuting Deutsche Bank staff but noted that the bank – through its conduct – had left the door open for tax evasion.

A ring of traders was accused of participating in a conspiracy to evade around 300 million euros (241.2 million pounds) in value-added tax (VAT) on carbon permits between August 2009 and April 2010.

Deutsche Bank on Wednesday said it was cooperating fully with the authorities and declined to comment on the arrests.

“Public prosecutors searched Deutsche Bank offices today in connection with investigations that have been underway since the spring of 2010 against individuals suspected of tax evasion in the trading of CO2 emission certificates,” Deutsche Bank said in a statement.

RIDING THE CAROUSEL

The European Union’s spot carbon market was hit by so-called carousel trade in 2009 and 2010, in which buyers imported emissions permits in one EU country without paying value-added tax (VAT) and then sold them to each other, adding tax to the price and pocketing the difference.

To stop the problem of VAT fraud in the EU’s emissions trading scheme, in June the European Commission activated a new common carbon registry to replace some 30 national registries with a single platform.

Investigations are continuing in other EU countries.

Read the rest of the story here:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/12/uk-deutschebank-prosecutors-idUKBRE8BB0NA20121212

Comments
  1. Viv Evans says:

    I love it!

    And I hope there are repercussions across the EU and here!

  2. hro001 says:

    And let us not forget that Deutsche Bank was the promulgator, a few years ago, of a passel of propaganda – purporting to be a rebuttal of major skeptic arguments – a good part of which was duly demolished by Ross McKitrick.

    Perhaps it’s worth mentioning that Pavan Sukhdev also hails from the upper echelons of Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries.

    Sukhdev, while on secondment to the UNEP running their “green economy” program, was “inspired” by the infamous Stern Report to be the lead on TEEB (the “new testament” of the “climate bible”).

    If Sukhdev gets his way, we shall see “nature on the balance sheet” and we’ll all be measuring, reporting and paying for our “environmental footprint” in order to avert the severe decree of “biodiversity loss” – which has been in a rather muted battle with “climate change” for pride of place as “the greatest threat to the future of our planet”.

    [Details at Move over IPCC … here comes IPBES]

  3. oldbrew says:

    ‘Around 500 police and tax inspectors raided Deutsche Bank’

    Crikey.

  4. adolfogiurfa says:

    The “carbon trade” is like this: You get, say, one million hectares of Amazon jungle, by giving the “Apus” (pronounced “Apoos”: Tribe chiefs. Remember that land was granted thanks to defense by known european NGO.s?) ONE EURO PER HECTARE AND PER YEAR; now, as one amazon jungle hectare “captures” 5,000 tons of CO2 you can negotiate each hectare at about 25 euros per ton=125,000 euros/ha. to european “polluters”, enabling them, of course, to keep on their “polluting” activities, and obtaining a profit of 124,999 Euros.
    But…what about those jungles, which they defended so eagerly?, as there is no private property, as private property is forbidden, anyone can go there and cut trees, really depredating the amazon jungle, as there is no replanting at all.

  5. P.G. Sharrow says:

    @Adolfo; “Agenda21″ is the Elites attempt to gather up the worlds resources through the use of NGOs and the “Sustainability” mantra.

    http://pgtruspace.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/agenda-21-or-sustainability/

    This is an on going collection of links and descriptions of this activity.
    This carbon control is just the tip of the iceberg in the creation of an self appointed world wide government and enslavement for the rest of us . WE DON”T NEED THEM. pg

  6. wayne says:

    “Around 500 police and tax inspectors raided Deutsche Bank”
    “… against individuals suspected of tax evasion in the trading of CO2 emission certificates.”

    What took them so long? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that those buying and selling fireplace ash gas is bound to have massive corruption buried behind it at all levels.

    Way to go inspectors!

  7. oldbrew says:

    “The judge in that case sentenced six men to jail. He stopped short of prosecuting Deutsche Bank staff”

    Judges don’t prosecute people?

  8. Stephen Richards says:

    Roger, careful, I think they got the wrong address. They are coming for you again!! but this time in force. Total IQ will still barely touch 1 though.

  9. I’m sure it’s just a misunderstanding. They all seem such nice people.

  10. Brian H says:

    oldbrew says:
    December 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    “The judge in that case sentenced six men to jail. He stopped short of prosecuting Deutsche Bank staff”

    Judges don’t prosecute people?

    In Europe they do. Reference the Napoleonic Code. Completely different way of administering “justice”.