- A huge leak of documents has lifted the lid on how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The files were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca.
- 5 New items including:
- Panama Papers Q&A: What is the scandal about?
- Five key figures implicated in the 'Panama Papers' scandal
- Americans Included in ‘Panama Papers’ Leak
- The Names in the Panama Papers
- Massive Leak of Secret Documents from Panamanian Firm Reveal Movement of Billions of Dollars in Suspect Transactions
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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Panama Papers Q&A: What is the scandal about? BBC
- 5 April 2016 | It is the biggest leak in history, dwarfing the data released by the Wikileaks organisation in 2010. For context, if the amount of data released by Wikileaks was equivalent to the population of San Francisco, the amount of data released in the Panama Papers is the equivalent to that of India.
- You can find our special report on the revelations here.
Five key figures implicated in the 'Panama Papers' scandal, Matt Pearce, Los Angeles (CA) Times
April 4, 2016 | The story starts with a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which sets up shell companies in offshore tax havens to protect the global elite.
Americans Included in ‘Panama Papers’ Leak, Katie Reilly @katiemacreilly, Time
The leaked documents include at least 200 scanned American passports
The Names in the Panama Papers, Krishnadev Calamur, the Atlantic
Apr 4, 2016| Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama-based firm purport to show corruption and questionable business practices of world leaders, politicians, and others.
Massive Leak of Secret Documents from Panamanian Firm Reveal Movement of Billions of Dollars in Suspect Transactions, Global Financial Integrity*
- April 3, 2016 | Panama Papers Show How World Leaders, Celebrities, Wealthy Individuals and Even Governments Use and Abuse Secrecy Jurisdictions of Global Shadow Financial System
- GFI Calls on Governments to Collect and Publish Beneficial Ownership Information for Accounts to Limit Future Abuses like those in the Panama Papers Leak
**Full disclosure: Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Virginia Simpson , who submitted this story, says that, "These guys (Global Financial Integrity)put out some good info, BUT it was put together by Goldman Sachs guy.