Jonathan Cooperman Comments in CBC Investigates on Russian Tax Fraud Funds Traced Through Canadian Banks

CBC News
May 10, 2017

Jonathan Cooperman comments in CBC Investigates on money traced back to largest tax fraud in Russian history. The investigation tracked down individuals along with multiple companies that were stolen from Bill Browder that saw $227M in fraudulent tax refunds moved out of Russia.

Canada’s lack of transparency vis-à-vis corporate ownership shares part of the blame after a CBC investigation reveals that $2 million dollars of illegal funds were funneled directly into Canada by a Russian crime syndicate.

Cooperman, a Certified Forensic Investigator, is among a handful of Canadian experts offering his services for free to open an investigation. Cooperman points out that moving funds through Canada doesn’t raise red flags like other jurisdictions and argues that greater scrutiny and accountability is required by corporations moving forward.


Jonathan Cooperman is a Partner at Farber and is the Leader of the Fraud, Forensics & Asset Recovery and Litigation Support practice. His practice focuses on fraud investigations, forensic accounting, and asset recovery, particularly in uncovering and recovering assets for victims of fraud around the world. Jonathan can be reached at 416.496.3702 and jcooperman@farbergroup.com