30/07/2014 by Don Quijones
With just 103 days remaining before Catalonia’s scheduled public consultation on national independence, a hefty spanner has been thrown into the works – and from the least likely of quarters.
The source of all the trouble is Jordi Pujol, the five-time and now-retired leader of the region’s government, who just admitted in a public letter that he had kept a fortune in tax havens for 34 years. However, according to an ongoing police investigation, this €4 million of undeclared funds is a mere drop in the ocean compared to the entire fortune that Pujol and his family has shipped off to more tax-friendly climes.
And the main source of all that lucre? Why, political corruption, of course.
Read the full article @ Wolf Street.