The 4Finance payday loan company, put up in 2008 by four Latvian pupils, had been bought out in late 2009 by associates of so-called oligarch Andris Е Д·Д“le and well-known businessman MДЃris Martinsons. These people were in a position to escape taxes that are paying money loans very nearly totally using organizations in Malta and Belize, relating to document copies acquired by the EIC.network of investigative reporters.
- The storyline ended up being written by using Journalismfund.eu, EIC, and journalists Odobescu that is vlad), BlaЕѕ Zgaga (Slovenia) and Matthew Vella (Malta).
During the last 90 days, the EIC.network of journalists has dug into thousands and thousands of papers that show exactly how Malta runs a taxation system where organizations spend the cheapest income tax on earnings within the EU.
The investigation has had together 13 news and 49 reporters in 16 countries and 12 languages.
A study by Rus.lsm.lv sheds light about what the alleged Malta files suggest for Latvia.
An inverted ownership history emerges
The popular pay day loan organizations SMS Credit and Vivus, that have been later on reorganized into 4Finance, were put up in 2008 by four previous pupils during the Stockholm class of Economics in Riga.
The business enterprise, that was usually criticized as milking the indegent, had been therefore effective that last year (or 2012 in accordance with various information) Russian billionaire Oleg Boyko bought up 75percent associated with the business for $70 to $170 million.
In 2015 news stated that Uldis ArnicДЃns and Edgars Dupats, associates of previous Prime Minister Andris Е Д·Д“le, became the co-owners associated with business.