Celebrity gossip: Finance and fame

AccountingWEB brings you the latest gossip in the world of celebrity finance and tax affairs. 

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Mar
14

Former 2002 Playboy playmate of the year Swetlana Maslowskaya has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for a €1m tax fraud. 

The German native - who has Russian roots - was convicted of the fraud this week at a court in Frankfurt, after admitting the charges.

Mar
14

A former accountant has appeared on the 2014 Irish 'rich list' as the highest newcomer.

Published by the Sunday Independent, the list features London-based John Griffin, 70, founder of private hire minicab company Addison Lee. 

Mar
05

Former Pearl Jam accountant Rickey Goodrich has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for embezzling over $300,000 (around £180,000) in three years from the band. 

Feb
20

World-famous singer Rihanna has settled a lawsuit worth $10m (£6m) against her former accountants Berdon LLP, after she claimed she was left "effectively bankrupt" by their mismanagement of her finances.

Dec
30
1

It’s difficult to imagine Luis Suarez as anything other than a footballer, but it seems the Liverpool striker could have chosen a much different career path.

Dec
27
1

The curse of showbusiness accounting scams played itself out in a Washington State county court this month as Pearl Jam’s former chief financial officer pleaded guilty to stealing $380,000 from his employers.

Aug
15

TV chef Gordon Ramsay’s company, Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH), is at the centre of a fresh tax investigation.

Jun
19
2

Famous Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana have been sentenced to one year eight months in jail for tax evasion. 

Jun
13
3

An Argentinean footballer has got himself into a tax 'Messi' with Spanish tax authorities, which accused him of defrauding the state of €4m (£3.4m).

Officials say Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007 - 2009.

May
08
3

Bestselling author Hanif Kureishi has lost his life savings of £120,000 after his former accountant encouraged him to invest in a potentially fraudulent property deal.

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