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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. 

October 19, 2017 - Bomb kills reporter who exposed offshore tax haven links
One of the topics she examined was the Maltese content in the Panama Papers leaked in 2016. She wrote that Muscat's wife, the country's energy minister and the government's chief-of-staff had offshore holdings in Panama to receive money from Azerbaijan.

October 19, 2017 - The FBI is joining the investigation of the killing of a leading Panama Papers journalist
"We responded quickly to the prime minister's request for assistance. The government of Malta and Malta police force have been in contact with the FBI about the investigation and the FBI is providing specific assistance," said Nauert, who called for a "thorough, transparent and independent" probe.

October 17, 2017 - Investigative journalist who reported on Panama Papers killed in car blast
U.S. officials confirmed that Malta had requested the FBI’s help with the investigation.

October 17, 2017 - Bomb Kills Journalist Who Exposed Malta's Ties to Tax Havens
A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.

October 17, 2017 - Car bomb kills crusading journalist in Malta who investigated Panama Papers
Caruana Galizia was a fearless journalist and blogger who exposed numerous offshore dealings of prominent figures in Malta. She was also the mother of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) developer and data journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia.

October 17, 2017 - A Maltese Journalist Who Reported on the Panama Papers Has Been Killed by a Car Bomb
Muscat said he has asked the U.S. government and the FBI for help investigating the car bombing.

October 11, 2017 - Former president of Argentina allegedly used “dirty money” to buy SoFla properties
Argentina’s top anti-corruption official is alleging that the country’s former president used “dirty money” to buy more than 60 properties in Miami – money that belongs to the Argentinian people.

October 11, 2017 - German spy case closes after mystery Mossad agent fails to show for trial
Famous German spy Werner Mauss was found guilty of tax evasion last Thursday after failing to provide a key witness: an Israeli Mossad agent. The agent, who was referred to in all legal discussions about him as “Mr. Adam,” was supposedly able to testify that Mauss's offshore accounts were meant to support his undercover work for various spy agencies, including the Mossad, which also deposited money into the account.

October 11, 2017 - Panama Papers: German authorities carry out first raids in connection with tax leaks
According to German media, federal officers seized two million euros ($2.35 million) from an old slush fund owned by industrial giant Siemens. The money was reportedly embezzled into Germany from South America by a former company manager, Hans-Joachim Kohlsdorf.

August 31, 2017 - Germany is willing to give Netherlands access to Panama Papers
According to German media, the German federal crime office BKA paid up to €5m for for the records of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca which reveal the tax evasion strategies used by thousands of companies, politicians, sports stars and businessmen.

July 5, 2017 - Foreign trusts whittled down after new rules
"It's no surprise that the 12,000 foreign trusts registered in New Zealand has wilted to around 3000 after IRD's deadline for more information has passed," Wood said.

July 5, 2017 - Germany's Federal Crime Office says it has Panama Papers
"These data are being looked into and evaluated with Hesse state's tax authorities to pursue criminal and fiscal offences," the BKA said in a joint statement with Hesse's finance ministry and the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt.

July 5, 2017 - Panama Papers: Germany 'pays millions' for leaked data
When Denmark paid a smaller sum to buy data allegedly implicating up to 600 Danish citizens last September, opposition parties attacked the decision as "deeply reprehensible".

June 1, 2017 - Super-rich evade on average nearly third of their due tax
“The probability to hide wealth offshore rises very steeply within the top 1%,” the paper, entitled Tax Evasion and Inequality, said. “By our estimate, the top 0.01% of the [wealth] distribution owns about 50% of [the wealth].”

April 25, 2017 - Panama Papers Law Firm Founder Says Scandal Set Off Tax Shelter Boom in US
“However, jurisdictions such as Delaware, Nevada and others located in the United States, where virtually no due diligence is required… incorporations are thriving!” Mossack said.

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