March 9, 2016
The Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the guilty pleas of Cayman National Securities Ltd.
(CNS) and Cayman National Trust Co. Ltd.
(CNT), two Cayman Island affiliates of Cayman National Corporation
. CNS and CNT pleaded guilty to a criminal Information charging them with conspiring with many of their U.S. taxpayer-clients to hide more than $130 million in offshore accounts from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to evade U.S. taxes on the income earned in those accounts. CNS and CNT entered their guilty pleas pursuant to plea agreements requiring the companies to, among other things, produce through the treaty process account files of non-compliant U.S. taxpayers who maintained accounts at CNS and CNT, and pay a total of $6 million in financial penalties. DOJ