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Rand Paul Partied with Lobbyists for Tax Cheats Before Introducing Bill to Let Tax Cheats off the Hook

November 6, 2012: Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty to participating in a scheme to help 150 ultra-wealthy Americans hide millions of dollars of income in Swiss bank accounts so they wouldn’t have to pay taxes like the rest of us.

First quarter, 2013: Credit Suisse hires lobbying firm Covington & Burling LLP to advocate on its behalf regarding “U.S. – Swiss Tax Issues.”

March 25, 2013: Senator Rand Paul receives $5,000 donation from Covington & Burling LLP PAC.

April 18, 2013: Senator Rand Paul is the beneficiary of a special fundraising breakfast charging up to $2,500 admission, hosted at the Washington, DC headquarters of Covington & Burling LLP.

Covington & Burling Lobbyist Fundraiser for Rand Paul

April 30, 2013: Senator Rand Paul announces that he will be working to protect ultra-wealthy Americans who hide income in secret Swiss bank accounts so they don’t have to pay taxes like the rest of us.

May 7, 2013: Senator Rand Paul introduces S. 887, a bill to protect ultra-wealthy Americans who hide income in secret Swiss bank accounts so they don’t have to pay taxes like the rest of us.

May 8, 2013: Senator Rand Paul receives congratulations for his “heroic stance” from the Devere Group, a financial consulting firm headquartered in Switzerland that offers tax-minimization tips to ultra-wealthy investors.

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