According to the email cache, listed as ownership documents on the Kalik site, Weaver began by helping wealthy clients set up complex structures to shift their funds between offshore accounts owned by a bunch of different individuals.
In his email correspondence, published in April and published Thursday, he talked about what he called “solutions” such as checking for tax breaks for foreign assets to helping clients set up trusts that would hide their offshore ownership from tax officials. One email described his conversations with a potential client who had been investigated by the US Department of the Treasury for dodging taxes.
Our relationship grew while on the road for the project in Poland. We went to see one of the reports where Americans put on display for the very first time the stories of people who face dire consequences as a result of a class action US Department of Justice lawsuit. Photographer: Greg Sarping
Some of the clients he helped set up offshore tax schemes referred to the man as “the magician,” and the files show Weaver describing himself as “Mr Mouse” or “a cuddly, naive soul”. He wrote of clients asking for advice on the best way to tell him they were having a bad day. “How long will it take me to feel your pain before I get your volume down under 12,000?” he wrote.