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Savills Fixes It for Celtic & Glasgow City Council EU State Aid by Retrospective Valuations

The paragraphs above are from Glasgow City Council’s website and the document is titled ‘Audit Scotland Glasgow City Council Draft 2015/16 Annual audit report to Members and the Controller of Audit‘. Certain members of the public asked Audit Scotland to audit the Westthorn land deal between the GGC and Celtic. We would firstly like to […]

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Audit Scotland reviewing GCC valuation methodology used in Westthorn sale to Celtic

The paragraphs above are from Glasgow City Council’s website and the document is titled ‘Audit Scotland Glasgow City Council Draft 2015/16 Annual audit report to Members and the Controller of Audit‘. Certain members of the public asked Audit Scotland to audit the Westthorn land deal between the GGC and Celtic. We would firstly like to … Continue reading

Alex Cobham/Richard Murphy of The Offshore Game/TJN bias against Rangers from 2010 & attraction to Rangers stolen documents

We have seen in 2016, Alex Cobham (@alexcobham) and George Turner (@georgenturner) of The Offshore Game (TOG), an offshoot of the Tax Justice Network (TJN) run by Richard Murphy (@richardjmurphy), attempted to blacken the name of Rangers FC with their blog not a report sourced from the Celtic Resolution12 cabal with their stolen documents. As mentioned … Continue reading

No way was the Celtic EU State Aid case ever going to get a fair hearing by the EU Commission.

Wikileaks 2004 US Cable on Secretary Snow meeting Irish Politicians & Businessmen The cable is titled: DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ARCHITECTS OF THE CELTIC TIGER ECONOMY. On 15 November 2004, U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow met: Dermot Desmond Charlie McCreevy [at the time EU Commissioner-designate and former Irish Finance Minister] Ray McSharry [at the time former … Continue reading

Why is The Offshore Game not going after Barcelona for EU State Aid and Messi’s Tax Fraud? They are not the only ones posted missing.

Two High Profile Legal Cases involving Barcelona in Last Week On the 4 July 2016 there should have been fireworks from The Offshore Game when the EU Competition Commissioner issuing a declaration that Spanish clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona had to repay State Aid which was incompatible with fair competition: But what was heard … Continue reading

Fit & Proper: Dermot Desmond owns 33% of Latvian Bank reported & fined for Money Laundering and Tax Avoidance

This Intellinews report on April 18 2016  from earlier this year describes a French tax evasion scheme using a Latvian bank called Rietumu as well as, in general, highlighting Latvian bank usage in money laundering especially for Eastern European/Russian clients. More detail below. Dermot Desmond’s Shareholding in Latvian Rietumu Bank Who should turn up as 33.11% owner of Rietumu … Continue reading

Denis O’Brien: Major Celtic shareholder uses same Swiss Lawyers to hide shares as Dermot Desmond for his Panama Papers bearer shares

Denis O’Brien’s shareholding in Celtic PLC From Investegate on 22 December 2006: The shares were bought from Martin O’Neil according to the lse website : Note: The information from the stock exchange notice of Telstar Holdings SA is wrong. On the Celtic website it’s listed as Telsar Holdings SA Depfyffer and Associes: Telsar Holdings SA and Depfyffer and … Continue reading

The Offshore Game: More like The Off Target Game

The Offshore Game and their bias against Rangers We have seen recently The Offshore Game’s George Turner attempt to blacken the name of Rangers FC with their blog not a report on their website. This however is the second time they have attempted to do the same. Last year they tried through the footballisfixed bigoted blogger … Continue reading

SFA & SPFL Betting Conflicts of Interest

Dermot Desmond’s Prior Ownership of Betdaq Previously, in December 2012, I highlighted the conflict of interest Dermot Desmond had with his ownership of betting company, Betdaq. How could the majority owner of one of Scotland’s top football clubs who owned a betting company that had been declared a Rogue Operator by Australia be the owner of a club competing in … Continue reading

Ian Livingston – Celtic Director. One of Largest UK Corporate user of Tax Avoidance

Ian Livingston [Flying the Union Flag] The Independent Non-Executive Director of Celtic PLC is described on the Celtic website: In his biography from Bloomberg’s Businessweek: ‘Mr. Ian Paul Livingston, B.A, A.C.A. has been the Chief Executive Officer of BT Group plc, the holding company of BT Global Services since June 1, 2008. Mr. Livingston serves … Continue reading