With a little creative corporate structuring, the ownership of a New York property can be made as untraceable as a numbered bank account
," Rice reports.
However, Russian businessman Gazi Lugev last year complained that Iraqi officials had demanded Pounds 42,000 in a numbered bank account
in Jordan for a contract to resell Iraqi oil.
Poland are in the Euros merely to make up the numbers; Switzerland to make up the numbered bank accounts
Many kleptocratic rulers also secretly transfer public funds into secret personal numbered bank accounts
in foreign countries in order to provide them with continued luxury if/when they are eventually removed from power and forced to flee the country.
A wonderful tribute to the value of Gyrus' innovative technology, you might think, except that an unexplained $600m went in mysterious commission payments to numbered bank accounts
in very dodgy places.
On the other hand you could be thinking of the old League of Nations, Swiss neutrality and, of course, Swiss numbered bank accounts
with their legendary discretion, but what you've never ever thought of before, I'll wager, is Swiss banks going bust.