As part of the deal, HSBC pledged to strengthen its sanctions and controls to combat money laundering. It has done so successfully and the DoJ will therefore file an application to dismiss the allegations deferred by the agreement, HSBC said. In a statement, HSBC said: « The behaviour described in the agreement occurred in 2010 and 2011. According to court documents filed under the CCA, the bank helped U.S. clients hide their offshore assets and income from U.S. tax authorities. To conceal the wealth and income of its clients at the IRS, HSBC Switzerland has used a variety of methods, including Swiss banking secrecy, to prevent disclosure to US authorities, the use of numbered code and account names and email agreements, and the holding of accounts on behalf of nominated units established in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands. , Liechtenstein and Panama, and the customer`s economic owners. The $192.35 million fine against HSBC Switzerland consists of three parts.
First, HSBC Switzerland agreed to pay US$60,600,000 to the IRS as a refund, representing unpaid taxes resulting from HSBC Switzerland`s involvement in the conspiracy. Second, HSBC Switzerland agreed to lose $71,850,000 to the United States, representing gross (not profit) expenses earned by the bank in its unreported accounts between 2000 and 2010. Finally, HSBC Switzerland agreed to pay a fine of $59,900,000. This penalty amount takes into account the fact that HSBC Switzerland itself has notified its conduct, conducted a thorough internal investigation, provided customer-identifying information to the tax department, and cooperated fully with a series of investigations and prosecutions and implemented corrective measures to prevent the future use of its tax evasion services. Europe`s largest bank has entered into a three-year, deferred criminal prosecution (DPA) agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), which has been fined $63.1 million ($45.4 million) and is to pay $38.4 million ($27.6 million) in compensation. LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC HSBA. L drew a line under his sentence for failings in the fight against money laundering controls Monday, the United States said.