Panamanian prosecutors visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm Monday to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax havens the firm set up to benefit influential people around the globe. Public ministry spokeswoman Sandra Sotillo said the visit to the
Kevin G. Hall and Marisa Taylor, mcclatchydc No politicians of note are in files but plenty of others Among them: Retirees, scammers, and tax evaders All find a use for secrecy of offshore companies The passports of at least 200 Americans show up in this week’s massive leak of secret data on secretive offshore shell companies.
CNS News | Patrick Goodenough “I would reject the premise or the assertion that we’re in any way involved in the actual leak of these documents,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. The State Department on Thursday rejected allegations – by Russian President Vladimir Putin or anyone else – that the U.S. government had a
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Looks like Vlad got caught big time with his mitts in the cookie jar. In the largest financial data leak in history, we are getting to see just how corrupt Vladimir Putin and his inner circle of cronies are. It’s revealing to say the least. It’s a dirty dozen of world leaders who
The U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating the Panama Papers leak to see if any revealed evidence of corruption can be prosecuted. The 11.5 million documents were released over the weekend and included data on about 214,000 offshore established entities, including the holdings of about 140 public officials across the globe. “We are
Stephen Self, It’s no secret that some of the most wealthy and powerful people in the world employ the use of tax havens to conceal their dealings and avoid paying their taxes. But a new leak of an eye-popping eleven million documents now known as the “Panama Papers” might illustrate one such operation with more
Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialized in setting up offshore companies. The “Panama papers” revealed financial arrangements of global politicians and public figures including friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin,
Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com For all the media excitement about the disclosed names in the “Panama Papers” leak, in this case represented by the extensive list of Mossack Fonseca clients, this is not a story about which super wealthy individuals did everything in their power, both legal and illegal, to avoid taxes, preserve their financial anonymity,