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You’re a self-made woman, but especially thanks to the money and power of your country-looting father. When you're not siphoning off your people's resources, you’re treading the red carpet with the same aplomb. Of course, you have your male counterpart, a handsome man who shows off on Instagram at the wheel of his 8-million franc toy.
Strengths: your ambition, your jack-of-all-trades side (and Daddy)
Weaknesses: delusions of grandeur (and Daddy)
In Switzerland, the property sector is not subject to the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Thus, brokers and notaries are not obliged to verify the origin of the funds and will not ask any awkward questions. For maximum discretion, use a nominee!
In Switzerland, your assets can be frozen for years. However, if your country’s justice system is not able (or is not willing to) prove their illicit origin – which is often the case – you should get your millions back. So hang on in there!
In free ports and open customs warehouses, you can store your works of art without paying taxes and then sell them in complete discretion. On the documents, hide behind a company, a trust or a nominee. Easy and totally legal!
Under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, Swiss bankers risk almost nothing if they don’t report discrepancies: a fine of CHF 150,000 for negligence, but the chance of being convicted is as rare as the Swiss team reaching the quarter-finals of the Euro.
Gulnara Karimova, embroiled in the biggest illicit asset deal that Switzerland has ever seen. Her mistakes: having lost the love of her straw woman and of her clan. Convicted in Uzbekistan, the former singer is now performing in a labour camp.