Panamanian archive: in the United States filed the first charges

Панамский архив: в США предъявили первые обвинения

In the United States filed the first charges against the defendants in the Panamanian offshore scandal

In the United States has indicted for tax fraud and four people who appear in the documents of the firm Mossack Fonseca in the framework of the “Panamanian archive”.

In the US, four people were charged with tax fraud, money laundering and other crimes case, after the leaks of documents of the company Mossack Fonseca in the framework of the “Panamanian archive”. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of justice.

Charges for 11 counts brought against a citizen of Panama Francine Owens, citizens of Germany, Dirk Brouwer and Joachim von Der Goltz and the American Richard Gaffey. All of the defendants except Owens are under arrest.

Assistant attorney General Brian Benczkowski said that the allegations demonstrate the US commitment to prosecuting professionals, “which contribute to financial crimes across international borders and tax fraud”, providing their services.

According to investigators, 2000-2017 years Owens and Brauer in collusion with the other accused participated in the criminal scheme to conceal assets of clients Mossack Fonseca. To this end, they created fictitious funds and companies in offshore zones. The investigation notes that the names of the clients usually did not appear in the founding documents of fictitious funds, although he had full access to the assets.

Earlier, the court of Panama was released on bail of the founders of the company Mossack Fonseca (recorded by the infamous offshore – ed.), Ramon Fonseca and jürgen Mosaku.


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