Norwegian Nordea clients suspected of tax evasion

The Nordea bankThe Nordea bank logo.Photo.REUTERS/Bob Strong

Three of the 68 blocked Nordea accounts belong to “straw companies” owned by one or more Norwegian nationals. These clients are suspected of tax evasion after the revelations in Panama Papers.

Nordea Communications Manager Emma Rheborg says to the class struggle that the bank will now investigate whether Norwegian citizens may have been guilty of tax evasion.
– We will look into the accounts of these Norwegian nationals , and if we find that they may have violated the law, we will report this to the relevant Norwegian authorities,  Rheborg says.

On Wednesday  Nordea presented its conclusions after the internal investigation of the bank. Bank accounts of 68 of the companies they manage were blocked after the investigation was completed .
A total of 129 so-called offshore structures that are either managed by the law firm Mossack Fonseca or had an office in Panama were examined. They managed a capital of 216 million euros in total.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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