German State Fighting Tentacles of Tax Fraud Wants Banks Liable

  • Panama Papers leak emboldens North Rhine-Westphalia crackdown
  • Banks don't do enough to expose tax loopholes, minister says

Norbert Walter-Borjans.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Norbert Walter-Borjans, the finance minister of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, has stopped at nothing in his quest to bring tax evaders to justice, even resorting to the purchase of leaked bank data in his pursuit of outstanding dues.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.