A former employee of Mossack Fonseca—the Panamanian law firm at the center of the 2016 Panama Papers leak of more than 11.5 million legal and financial records—was extradited to Germany on Wednesday in connection to the sprawling international tax scheme exposed by the investigation, German media reported.
Following revelations from the Panama Papers, the US has on Tuesday charged four people with wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and other crimes related to a criminal scheme ran by the Panamanian-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.
German police raided the offices of Deutsche Bank in the city of Frankfurt on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering revealed in the leak of documents from the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, the Guardian reported.
Two years after the original Panama Papers leaks, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has received a fresh trove of leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca, the now-defunct Panamanian law firm.
The infamous Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, which was implicated in the Panama Papers scandal, announced Thursday it will be shutting down after 40 years of operations because of the firm’s ruined reputation as a result of the leaks.
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