Tuesday, April 5, 2016

World governments probe 'Panama Papers' claims

Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful following a leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm which allegedly showed how clients avoided tax or laundered money.

The documents were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and more than 100 other news organisations.

The documents detailed schemes involving an array of figures from friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin to relatives of the prime ministers of Britain, Iceland and Pakistan and as well as the president of Ukraine, journalists who received them said.

While the 'Panama Papers' detail complex financial arrangements benefiting the world's elite, they do not necessarily mean the schemes were all illegal.        

The Kremlin said the documents contained "nothing concrete and nothing new" while a spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said his late father's reported links to an offshore company were a "private matter"....... http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0404/779396-panama-papers-investigation/
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