Millions of documents leaked from a corporate services firm with a posh London address are helping journalists unmask owners of secret offshore companies and the alleged criminal activities of some of those owners.… Continue Reading
U.S. prosecutors charged four men with tax evasion and fraud in schemes first revealed by the Panama Papers leaked from law firm Mossack Fonseca.
An indictment unsealed this week in the Southern District of New York charged the four with conspiracy to commit tax evasion, wire fraud, and money-laundering conspiracy.… Continue Reading
I have had several dealings with the Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca, over the years, while trying to identify its clients who had wronged my own.
Despite acquiring the appropriate court disclosure order forcing Mossack Fonseca to reveal the identity of a client patron (accused of some form of wrongdoing by my clients), the firm was difficult to deal with: the level of cooperation appeared to randomly fluctuate between non-existent and half-baked.… Continue Reading
One of the biggest boiler-room fraudsters in UK history hid his operation behind multiple layers of offshore shell companies set up by the now-defunct Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca.… Continue Reading
Switzerland’s top financial regulator sanctioned the local unit of Russia’s Gazprombank after an anti-money laundering investigation triggered by the Panama Papers.
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority or FINMA said Thursday that Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd.… Continue Reading
When 2017 began, I did not envisage how my life would change. I live and work in the British Virgin islands (BVI), a location rapidly becoming famous due to the publication of the Panama Papers and more latterly the Paradise Papers.… Continue Reading
An investigative journalist whose stories tied top politicians in Malta to allegations of corruption uncovered by the Panama Papers died in a car bomb Monday afternoon.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed when her car exploded while she was driving near her home in Bidnija.… Continue Reading
This month is the one year anniversary of the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm that showed how easy it is for corrupt public officials, money launderers, drug traffickers and other criminals to hide behind anonymous companies and access the global financial system.… Continue Reading
It comes as no surprise that the authorities appear to have caught up with Mossack Fonseca’s founders, Jürgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, in Panama City and the firm’s offices raided.… Continue Reading
As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.… Continue Reading