Dominique Strauss-Kahn was one of the personalities pinned down in the controversial “Pandora Papers” affair. The French businessman, who has lived in Morocco for years, was keen to respond to accusations of tax evasion.
The survey called “Pandora Papers”, conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and on which approximately 600 journalists collaborated, is based on some 11.9 million documents, which come from 14 companies from financial services, and brought to light more than 29,000 offshore companies, among them, the consultancy firm of DSK, based in Casablanca.
The former IMF boss and politician is accused of having “To pass several million dollars of consulting fees to companies, via its Casablanca consulting firm Parnasse International. All while being exempt from taxes ”.
On his Twitter account, the one we nickname DSK responded to a publication of the teaser for the program “Cash Investigation”, which will be broadcast on France 3, this Thursday, highlighting the politician in the affair of “PandoraPapers”. “The former left-wing minister has set up his company in parts of the world where the tax is … zero”, Can we listen in the extract.
– CASH INVESTIGATION (@cashinvestigati) October 3, 2021
Very quickly, the former politician got his Twitter account, to say that he was paying taxes in Morocco where he is a tax resident. “When wickedness becomes a lie. Your teams of professionals could have verified that I have been a Moroccan tax resident since 2013 and that I pay my taxes there up to 23.8% of my profits, or 812,000 euros for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 “, he wrote.
When wickedness becomes a lie. Your teams of professionals could have verified that I have been a Moroccan tax resident since 2013 and that I pay my taxes there up to 23.8% of my profits, or 812,000 euros for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
– DSK (@dstrausskahn) October 4, 2021
Strauss-Kahn is not his first controversy. In 2012, he was the subject of sexual harassment complaints after a maid at the New York hotel claimed she had been sexually assaulted by the latter. A case that had ended his political career.