Not only do modern day stand-up comedians enjoy shipping their money out to Jersey and Guernsey to avoid paying taxes, it seems the Romans did it too.
A huge find of 1st BC century Roman coins has proven the point and many of the coins found bear the heads of Roman senators, Claudius, a stand-up comic called Nero and famous Centurion leaders all on the dodge. Jersey and Guernsey were safer than Lichtenstein and Luxembourg because Roman tax officers didn't like travelling on the rough waters of the English Channel; they would get sea sick. So the islands were a perfect solution for rich Romans dumping their well earned cash on route to Londinium and not having to pay tax to the pope (?).
Londinium has grown to be one of the largest financial centres on the planet and it all started way back when when Roman Centurions and their leaders blew their tax free money on sex, booze and drugs in the sin-capital before they went off to conquer the red-headed, freckled heathens north of the border; they didn't, so instead they built a wall.
This latest find, worth a substantial amount, is being claimed by Italian numero uno dodger, Berlusconi, because he claims the money belongs to Italy and he needs a bit of extra tax-free money to finance his bunga, bunga parties, bella!