Panama Papers

  • US Sentences First Tax Evader Revealed in Panama Papers

    A judge in the Southern District of New York sentenced a former U.S. resident to four years in prison on Monday, making him the first taxpayer in the United States to be incarcerated for crimes revealed in the Panama Papers investigation.

  • Dismissal of Nawaz Sharif’s Judge Could Set the ex PM Free

    The judge who sent Nawaz Sharif behind bars for graft has been dismissed on Friday for violating the code of conduct, which paves the way for the former prime minister to be acquitted and for Pakistan’s political rift to deepen at a time the country is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • NGOs: To Curb Money Laundering, Company Owners Should be Made Public

    Civil society organizations urged the participants of a conference on combating money laundering to insist on the establishment of a public register that would show who owns which company in which country.

  • Three Top Malta Officials Resign as Reporter’s Murder Probed

    The chief of staff of the Maltese Prime Minister resigned Tuesday after a major suspect in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta two years ago, mentioned his name, theTimes of Malta reported.

  • Pakistan: Ex PM Nawaz Sharif Granted Bail

    A Pakistani court granted bail to jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds Friday, his lawyer told media. 

    Sharif, 69, was ousted from his post in July 2017 for lying about his wealth after the Panama Papers leaks, which showed he and his family had undeclared businesses in Saudi Arabia and luxurious apartments in London.

  • Netflix Hits Back at Mossack & Fonseca Defamation Lawsuit

    Netflix filed on Thursday morning an objection to a defamation lawsuit from the real-life subjects of its upcoming comedy The Laundromat, calling the case “an eleventh hour gag order against constitutionally protected speech” and insisting the film — which is inspired by the Panama Papers leak — is not the reason their professional reputations have been injured. 

  • Panama Papers Lawfirm Sues Netflix over “The Laundromat” Film

    Netflix’s upcoming film “The Laundromat” makes a fictionalized, star-studded comedy out of the 2016 Panama Papers scandal, turning Meryl Streep into a bereaved widow bent on exposing the illicit world of global tax evasion, and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas into the cackling, flashily-dressed duo at the head of Mossack Fonseca & Co, the firm that was at the center of the Panama Papers investigation and that was once the fourth largest provider of offshore financial services. 

  • Pakistan’s Gov't, Broadsheet Compete for Avenfield Flats

    Pakistan could soon face a judge in Great Britain for not paying multimillion bills for an investigation into the UK-based property of its jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Guardian reported last week.

  • Canada: Corporations Dodged Up to US$8.53 Billions in 2014 Taxes

    Only in 2014 Canadian companies avoided paying up to C$11.4 billion (US$8.53 billion) in taxes, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) revealed in its latest audit report that was published on Tuesday.

  • Former Mossack Fonseca Employee Extradited to Germany

    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.

  • Maltese Court Rejects Panama Papers Investigation

    Malta’s Court of Appeals revoked an order on Tuesday for an inquiry into allegations of money laundering by government officials revealed in the Panama Papers, claiming “hacked” documents cannot be used as evidence.

  • Pakistan: Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif Sentenced for Corruption

    A court in Islamabad found on Monday former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption, sentenced him to to seven years in prison and fined him US$25 million.

  • US: Four Charged Over Panama Papers Investigation

    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.

  • Deutsche Bank Raided After Panama Papers Revelations

    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.

  • Argentina: Miami Investors Nabbed in Fernandez Corruption Case

    Argentinian authorities are making headway in a massive corruption case against ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, arresting late last month four individuals whose trails lead to a US$65 million property empire including luxury condos, pharmacies, and banks scattered across South Florida and New York City, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.

  • Pakistan Court Orders Seizure of Ishaq Dar’s Assets

    An Islamabad court allowed on Tuesday the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the country’s anti-graft watchdog, to seize the bank accounts, control the properties, and auction the assets of a former finance minister who fled the country after a corruption investigation was launched against him, the Daily Pakistan reported.

  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif to Stay in Prison During Election

    A Pakistani court rejected on Tuesday appeals made by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and his son-in-law to be released on bail and their convictions be suspended, Arab News reported.

  • President Poroshenko’s Lawyers Go on the Defensive

    The original Panama Papers investigation revealed how Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, used offshore companies to maintain control of his candy empire — in contradiction of his official statements. A new leak of files shows how his lawyers scrambled to protect him behind the scenes as the publication date approached.

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  • Belgium to Probe ING Bank’s Links to Oligarch Offshores

    Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt asked the country’s Special Tax Inspectorate to look into the role ING Bank played in setting up offshores for wealthy Russian clients.

  • Panama Papers: The Aftermath

    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.

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