Published earlier this week, "Panama archive" shocked the whole world.
Granted reporters archive documents Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has more than 11 million of materials and 2.6 terabytes of data. The documents that reveal the company's performance in the period from 1977 to December 2015, refers to the offshore schemes of former and current heads of state and more than a hundred politicians and celebrities with the help of which were hidden billions of dollars.
This is an unprecedented leak of data on offshore. In connection with the firm Mossack Fonseca seen more than 100 politicians and famous people from the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and friends of the president of Russia to the footballer Lionel Messi and son of the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
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Who is it mentioned?
Documents affected 12 current or former world leaders, as well as 128 politicians and government officials. The archive also mentioned the names of associates of Vladimir Putin (the name of the leader of the Russian Federation does not emerge in any of the documents), the new president of FIFA, the President of Argentina, the father of British Prime Minister David Cameron, several Chinese officials, the president of Ukraine, and other well-known personalities.
What do all these people?
Officials and public figures mentioned in the "Panama documents", expressing indignation, rejected any charges.
The Kremlin has called the accusations "fabrications" aimed at discrediting Putin before the election. FIFA Guide called the document "ridiculous." President The representative of Argentina said that the head of the country has never owned shares of the company referred to in the document. Poroshenko rejected the accusations, claiming that he "is the first senior official in the Ukraine, who declare their income and pay taxes."
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What is Mossack Fonseca?
Panamanian law firm specializes in the registration of offshore companies. Mossack Fonseca has existed for over 30 years and has created more than 240,000 offshore companies for customers in 200 countries. The company is known for thorough security measures and care about the privacy of its customers.
Mossack Fonseca opened 40 offices globally, including several in China and other countries in the region. The company is engaged in the registration of offshore companies, not only in Panama, but also in other similar areas, including the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and the Seychelles, as well as England.
Co-founder Ramon Fonseca said on CNN, about the company information is false. Mossack Fonseca denies the fact that many of these people were in the documents of the company clients.
The consequences of the scandal
Publication of reports has caused a wave of protests in the capital of Iceland: Tuesday, Prime Minister of Iceland sigmundur davíð gunnlaugsson, which is also involved in 'offshore scandal' has resigned.
Several large banks, including UBS, Credit Suisse and HSBC, are accused of providing assistance to its clients in order to disguise the cash in offshore companies.