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Indians in #PanamaPapers list: Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, KP Singh, Iqbal Mirchi, Adani elder brother

Last year, it was Swiss Leaks, a global list with over 1,100 Indians with secret bank accounts in HSBC Geneva, which shaped the debate over black money parked overseas. Now come The Panama Papers.

Over 500 Indians figure on the firm’s list of offshore companies, foundations and trusts. There are also 234 Indian passports (handed over by clients as part of the incorporation process), an eight-month-long investigation of over 36,000 files by The Indian Express has revealed.

https://indianexpress.com/article/express-exclusive/panama-papers-list-amitabh-bachchan-kp-singh-aishwarya-rai-iqbal-mirchi-adani-brother/

Mexican gov't contractor, former Pemex CEO appear in Panama Papers

A Mexican government contractor, a former CEO of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, and an associate of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman are some of the individuals whose names appear in the Panama Papers.

https://www.efe.com/efe/english/portada/mexican-gov-t-contractor-former-pemex-ceo-appear-in-panama-papers/50000260-2886748

https://theguadalajarareporter.net/index.php/news/news/national/47994-influential-mexicans-exposed-in-the-panama-papers

La regidora del PP del Vendrell, Elisabeth Rodríguez, als 'papers de Panamà'

La regidora del Partit Popular del Vendrell, Elisabeth Rodríguez de Castro, apareix als Papers de Panamà, segons va avançar aquest dilluns al vespre La Sexta. Segons aquesta informació, Elisabeth Rodríguez té una societat a les illes Seychelles.

La regidora vendrellenca ha reconegut a La Sexta Noticias que la societat pot ser seva, tot i que assegura que la deu haver muntat el seu advocat ja que ella ho desconeixia.

https://www.eixdiari.cat/economia/doc/63186/la-regidora-del-pp-del-vendrell-elisabeth-rodriguez-als-papers-de-panama.html

Israeli Diamond Tycoons Listed in Leaked Panama Papers

Diamond and mining magnate Dan Gertler is mentioned more than 200 times in the leaked documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, a leader in establishing shell companies that often serve to conceal the ownership of assets.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israeli-diamond-tycoons-listed-in-leaked-panama-papers-1.5428075

Panama Papers: Staunch allies of the West among world leaders implicated

List includes ‘anti-corruption champions’ and recipients of foreign aid

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/panama-papers-staunch-allies-west-among-world-leaders-implicated-a6968856.html

Queen Noor of Jordan, step-mother of the current king of Jordan, is the beneficiary of nearly $60 million in trusts based in the U.K.‘s Channel Islands, according to ICIJ.

The former prime minister of Jordan, Ali Abul-Ragheb, was identified as the director of offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Seychelles in the Panama Papers leak in 2016.

https://wtop.com/news/2017/11/5-countries-with-leaders-identified-in-the-paradise-papers/

Panama Papers: UAE president owns London properties worth more than $2.3 billion

LONDON (AFP) -

The president of the United Arab Emirates owns London properties worth more than £1.2 billion (S$2.3 billion) through offshore companies revealed in the so-called Panama Papers, The Guardian reported on Wednesday (April 6). Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was among numerous public figures named as owners of billions of pounds of central London real estate following the huge leak of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/panama-papers-uae-president-owns-london-properties-worth-more-than-23-billion

"Panama papers" : des proches de dirigeants africains liés à des sociétés offshore

John Addo Kufuor, fils de l'ancien président ghanéen John Addo Kufuor est le fils de John Kufuor, l'ex président ghanéen (2001-2009). Cet homme d’affaires est suspecté d’avoir profité de son influence et de celle de son père pour obtenir des contrats avec le gouvernenement. Son trust offshore, The Excel 2000 Trust, a été créé par Mossack Fonseca en 2001.

En 2012, il demande la fermeture de ce trust et réapparaît dans les fichiers de Mossack Fonseca avec deux sociétés enregistrées aux îles Vierges britanniques.

https://www.france24.com/fr/20160405-panama-papers-africains-personnalites-politiques-entourages-chef-etat-evasion-fiscale

Aspergic Leaders who end up in Panama Papers!

Panama Papers:

12 world leaders linked to offshore dealings - and the full allegations against them The King of Saudi Arabia, the ex-vice president of Iraq and the daughter of China's former premier are also named in the tax haven leak

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/panama-papers-assad-putin-poroshenko-mubarak-al-saud-pm-iceland-sigmundur-davio-gunnlaugsson-a6967411.html

Berlusconi e un idioto!

Berlusconi-linked firms named in Panama Papers

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2016/04/14/more-italians-names-in-panama-papers_805e3af7-d071-447d-ab4d-d0fe1d758039.html

Wealthy Honduran Elite Implicated in Panama Papers

Jaime Rosenthal and Gilberto Goldstein, both linked to the Panama Papers, are members of the Honduran elite that have huge economic power in the country.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Wealthy-Honduran-Elite-Implicated-in-Panama-Papers--20160510-0040.html

Lady Sharples named in ‘Panama Papers’

The widow of assassinated Bermuda Governor Sir Richard Sharples has been named in a leak of confidential bank documents. The details of Baroness Pamela Sharples's business dealings were among the “Panama Papers” — 11 million documents leaked from the secretive Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca which have sparked international investigations.

While some have alleged the documents show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid taxes, the company itself has defended its reputation, stating that it has never been charged with any criminal wrongdoing.

https://www.royalgazette.com/other/news/article/20160405/lady-sharples-named-in-panama-papers/

Offshore companies owned by the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon

Offshore companies owned by the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon have quietly invested in overseas assets worth nearly US$100 million in recent years, even as he has encouraged others to invest in his economically devastated country.

Rumors of Central Bank Governor Riad Salame’s offshore wealth have swirled around Beirut for years, but the extent of the investments by one of Lebanon’s most prominent public officials has remained secret — until now.

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/lebanons-offshore-governor

Leaked report: Saudi King financed Netanyahu’s 2015 election bid

According to Press TV, citing a massive leak of confidential documents dubbed the “Panama Papers,” Isaac Herzog, who is the chairman of the Israeli regime's Labor party said, “In March 2015, King Salman has deposited eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign via a Syrian-Spanish person named Mohamed Eyad Kayali.

https://parstoday.com/en/news/uncategorised-i11707-leaked_report_saudi_king_financed_netanyahu%E2%80%99s_2015_election_bid

Va gestionar un compte a Suïssa a través d'una societat establerta en un paradís fiscal el 2004, abans de sortir amb el dirigent del PSO

Mar García Vaquero, dona de Felipe González, als 'papers de Panamà

https://www.elperiodico.cat/ca/politica/20160420/mar-garcia-vaquero-dona-felipe-gonzalez-papers-panama-5069051

Panama Papers Highlight How LatAm’s Elites Hide Wealth

César Almeyda Tasayco, a key political official for President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), also appears in the Fonseca papers as linked to an offshore company which Mossack Fonseca decided to stop representing in 2004.

Almeyda was facing multiple corruption investigations at the time, including accusations that he’d held secret talks with a key witness in the Montesinos drug trafficking scandal.

https://insightcrime.org/news/analysis/panama-papers-highlight-how-latam-s-elites-hide-wealth/

John Key’s non-lawyer lawyer, Mossack Fonseca, and matters of sloppiness

The tale of John Key’s personal lawyer, his lobbying on possible changes to New Zealand’s foreign trust tax regime and what he was or wasn’t told by the prime minister, has not always been easy to follow.

At one point this week the prime minister helped us understand by reference to his egalitarian approach to Koru Lounge visitors.

https://thespinoff.co.nz/featured/06-05-2016/john-keys-non-lawyer-lawyer-and-matters-of-sloppines

Behind the scenes of the Panama Papers story that brought down Iceland’s PM

One of the first major names discovered in the data was that of Iceland’s former prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

failed to disclose his ownership of an offshore company when he became a member of parliament amid the country’s banking crisis.

https://www.icij.org/investigations/panama-papers/behind-the-scenes-of-the-panama-papers-story-that-brought-down-icelands-pm/

Nobel-Winner Stiglitz Quits Panama Papers Probe Citing Transparency Issues

Who’s Involved Among the people named in the Panama Papers are at least four heads of state and two former ones; two more heads of government, and another eight former ones; and more than 80 other government officials from countries ranging from Algeria to the U.K. Also implicated in the scandal were a lot of professional athletes, entertainment personalities and artists, and a long list of business people, including:

Adidas AG (ADR) ADDYY 1.3% former CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus.

Secom Co Ltd (ADR) SOMLY 2.02% co-founders Makoto Iida and Juichi Toda.

Aqueel Hassan and Tanwir Hassan, owners of Yum! Brands, Inc. YUM 0.43% Pizza Hut branch in Pakistan.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDS-A) former chairman John Jennings. Citigroup Inc C 0.57% former CEO Sanford I. Weill.

https://www.benzinga.com/news/16/08/8326971/nobel-winner-stiglitz-quits-panama-papers-probe-citing-transparency-issues

Anders Wall inblandad i Panamaskandalen

Finansmannen Anders Wall, vars stiftelse årligen delar ut priset ”Årets Uppsalastudent, är insyltad i den så kallade panamaskandalen, rapporterar SVT Nyheter Uppsala.

https://ergo.nu/nyheter/20160407-anders-wall-inblandad-i-panamaskandalen

 

Financial police in Rome said they arrested on Tuesday Gian Luca Apolloni, a purported top-level “fixer” named in the Panama Papers, as well as entrepreneur Roberto Lagana on charges of aggravated tax fraud.

Apolloni is also accused of defrauding eight people of some $2.3 million by giving them phony financial advice, taking payments from the individuals for services he never actually provided.

Apolloni and Lagana face charges of aggravated fraud, tax fraud, social security fraud, and credit card fraud. As part of the operation, authorities also seized assets worth more than US$40 million.

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/8317-italian-police-arrest-panama-papers-fixer

The tragic life of Pierre!

Pierre Papillaud was born in Vignonet, a small village in Gironde.

His grandmother owned two cows. During World War II, his father, who served as an officer in the French Army, was caught by the Nazis in Belgium

According to Forbes, he was worth an estimated US$1.31 billion as of 2016.

He was the 67th richest person in France (2016).

In April 2016, Papillaud's name was mentioned in the Panama Papers through a power-of-attorney for Krewitt, a company based in the British Virgin Islands

Papillaud lived in Paris, France, until his death on 13 June 2017.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Papillaud

 

Yle: Panama Papers reveal Finnish lawyers, businessmen behind shell companies in tax havens

The documents indicate that five Finnish men had been active Mossack Fonseca clients at the time, in other words, they acted as intermediaries for third parties.

They included lawyers Sami Saarinen, Keijo Ahtiainen, Esa Vuorenpää and entrepreneurs Kimmo Vesander and Hannes Kulvik and their families.

The individuals in question had set up and managed several post-box companies for their clients, as well as for themselves.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/yle_panama_papers_reveal_finnish_lawyers_businessmen_behind_shell_companies_in_tax_havens/8854099

If you’re a wealthy Middle Eastern businessperson wishing to move some of your considerable assets to a traditional tax haven, there’s a reasonable chance you know the name of Helene Mathieu.

The Dubai-based lawyer from Quebec has quietly emerged as a prominent international facilitator of moving wealth offshore.

Through her office in Dubai, Mathieu, 46, a McGill University graduate, has provided legal services to nearly 900 companies registered in well-known tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, the Seychelles and Anguilla, according to internal company data from the Panamanian-based offshore-provider Mossack Fonseca obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and shared with the Toronto Star and CBC/Radio Canada.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/04/04/quebec-lawyer-features-as-major-tax-haven-facilitator-in-panama-papers-leak.html

L'Espresso in edicola da venerdì 8 aprile rivelerà 100 nomi di italiani coinvolti nel caso delle società con sede nei paradisi fiscali. Tra questi c'è anche la star delle trasmissioni Mediaset

Panama Papers, c'è anche Barbara D'Urso: ecco gli affari offshore della presentatrice tv

https://espresso.repubblica.it/inchieste/2016/04/06/news/panama-papers-c-e-anche-barbara-d-urso-ecco-gli-affari-offshore-della-presentatrice-tv-1.257419/

Leaked documents show the Mexican president's close friend moved $100 million offshore after a corruption probe

In 2015, a Mexican contractor — and a close friend of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto — moved roughly $100 million into accounts outside the country amid a corruption probe, according to details posted online by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents on the world of offshore financing used frequently by many of the richest and most powerful around the globe, sheds light on the finances of Mexican businessman Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, described as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's "favorite contractor." The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a Washington-based nonprofit anti-corruption investigative group, and 100 other international news organizations—including Proceso and Aristegui Noticias from Mexico-worked for a year sorting through the massive data.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2016/04/04/mexican-government-contractor-who-built-first-ladys-mansion-is-exposed-in-the-panama-papers/?sh=5dbff3a2138a

 

Maltese MP voted out by party amid turmoil over Panama Papers’ ties

The political career of Malta’s former deputy prime minister Konrad Mizzi lies in ruins after his ruling Labour Party (PL) colleagues voted for his expulsion over secretive offshore dealings revealed in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-led Panama Papers investigation.

https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/news/maltese-mp-voted-out-by-party-amid-turmoil-over-panama-papers-ties/

756 Lebanese Individuals and 486 Companies Named In Panama Leaks

I find it weird that no Lebanese media has been all over the Lebanese aspect of the Panama Leaks and the names that have rose to prominence as part of those documents. The Panama Leaks have been, over the past two months, the biggest and most extensive data reveal into the corruption that reaches up to celebrities, politicians and governments. They basically name people who have set up shell corporations in Panama for a variety of purposes. A shell corporation is a company that serves as a vehicle for other operations without itself having significant assets or operations per se. It serves a multitude of processes, and it can be used for legitimate reasons, but they can also be used for tax evasions.

https://stateofmind13.com/2016/05/15/756-lebanese-individuals-and-486-companies-named-in-panama-leaks/

La villa des balkany de marrakech dans les panama papers

Scandal!

https://ledesk.ma/encontinu/la-villa-des-balkany-de-marrakech-dans-les-panama-papers/

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Panama Paper revelations The Emirs of Panama

The trail from Panama frequently leads to the Arab world. More than half a dozen current and former Arab heads of state and their businesses are mentioned in the new Panama revelations from the firm Mossack Fonseca.

The most high profile and powerful among them is the Saudi King Salman. His property business in top London locations, as well as the purchase of the luxury yacht Erga, named after one of the royal palaces in Riyadh, are mentioned in the Panama leaks.

Just like the offshore firms with which his Crown Prince Muhammad Ben Naif had accounts opened

https://en.qantara.de/content/panama-paper-revelations-the-emirs-of-panama