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Bahamas Leaks & Panama Papers - Latest News

The Panama Papers leak is being referred to as the biggest leak of financial data ever.  Our Firm has started this NEWS PAGE to track the latest news related to the leak. 

March 2, 2017 - Panama Papers: Miami named in leaked documents
The Panama Papers probe raises questions in Miami, where a property boom has been fuelled by criminals laundering their cash.

Feb 15, 2017 - Panama Papers Firm Founders Face Money Laundering Charges
Despite a dearth of American clients in the “Panama Papers” leak at Mossack Fonseca, the hack of the firm’s files laying bare its ties to oligarchs, dictators and other rebarbative individuals led many U.S. firms to express concerns about their own cybersecurity.

Feb 15, 2017 - Mossack Fonseca closes Luxembourg office days before bosses arrested
Mossack Fonseca had 44 offices worldwide. The company was founded in 1977 by Jürgen Mossack as "Jürgen Mossack Lawfirm". In 1986 Mossack joined forces with Ramon Fonseca Mora.

Feb 15, 2017 - Panama Papers Law Firm Mossack Fonseca Raided, Partners Arrested
Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack are partners at the Mossack-Fonseca firm. Officials pulled them in for questioning on Thursday and formally detained them following two days of interrogations.

Feb 15, 2017 - They built an empire on shell companies. Now these #PanamaPapers execs may face prison time.
On Thursday, police in Panama arrested firm founders Ramon Fonseca and Jürgen Mossack after the company’s Panama City headquarters were raided. Panama Attorney General Kenia Porcell issued a statement describing the firm as allegedly acting as a criminal organization dedicated to creating corporate and financial structures that hid assets of “suspicious origins.”

Feb 15, 2017 - Panama Papers law firm partners arrested
In a statement on the arrests, Panama Attorney General Kenia Porcell said certain information “allegedly identifies the Panamanian firm as a criminal organization that is dedicated to hiding assets or money from suspicious origins.”

January 31, 2017 - No More Tax Secrets as Authorities Share Panama Papers’ Data
A meeting of 30 tax administrators to share information on the Panama Papers tax evasion scandal shows taxpayers can no longer expect to keep their tax planning secret, according to a former delegate to the alliance of tax agencies.

January 26, 2017 - Panama Papers show global corruption got worse in 2016
Declines were driven by “massive and pervasive” public-sector corruption, the watchdog said in an e-mailed statement. The Panama Papers data-leak also prompted a wave of anger at wealthy individuals and companies using well-established methods of evasion. “

January 26, 2017 - Panama suspends probe into Panama Papers
Panama is suspending its probe into the Panama Papers, the leak of legal firm Mossack Fonseca’s files on clients who had stored assets in offshore companies, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Janaury 26, 2017 - How 2 Canadians led nearly 200 companies they claim to know nothing about
A law clerk from Toronto and a paralegal in Montreal commanded a prolific corporate empire of nearly 200 companies over the past 25 years — while knowing nothing about the businesses or the multimillion-dollar deals bearing their names, they say.

Janaury 23, 2017 - Tax agencies draw up ‘target list’ of offshore enablers
The tax agencies in attendance have reportedly audited more than 1,700 taxpayers, have made more than 2,550 requests for information and have identified a “target list” of 100 intermediaries – lawyers, bankers, accountants and others who help wealthy individuals and companies set up and use tax havens – for further investigation.

January 18, 2017 - EU Panama Papers Tax Probe Shifts To Banks, Law Firms
Also expected to be scrutinized is the role of lawyers representing clients who are in contact with nominee directors and who assist the setting-up of offshore constructions. Tax advisors, accountants, tax consultants, and audit firms will also be put under the spotlight.

January 18, 2017 - Panama papers damaged our reputation: Fin Min
Panama's Finance Minister, Dulcidio de la Guardia, talks about what action the government is taking when it comes to improving

Janaury 18, 2017 - Panama Papers show how 'the crooks of this world stash away their money' – Mark Pieth
The 25-page report on the subject produced by Pieth and Stiglitz, entitled “Overcoming the Shadow Economy,” said that, as “economic leaders,” the US and the European Union “have an obligation to force financial centers to comply with global transparency standards.”

January 10, 2017 - US Intel Says 'Russian Hacking' Retaliation for Panama Papers, Doping Scandals
A public version of the comprehensive intelligence report assessing Russian activities and intentions in the 2016 US presidential elections was released on Friday.

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