The Prosecutor General’s office of Panama suspended the investigation of the so-called “Panama dossier” in which it was reported that a number of world leaders and their people have used offshore schemes. On Wednesday, January 25, according to Al-Manar TV, citing representatives of the Prosecutor General.
Grounds for suspension of the investigation was the question on the legality of these actions. Now the Supreme court will decide whether the case reopened.
In April 2016, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which indicates that a number of world politicians and public figures are widely used offshore schemes for tax evasion.
Part of the materials devoted to the “inner circle” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In total, the investigation involves 12 families of Russian officials and 12 world leaders — they are the owners of a Panamanian offshore. The scandals involved the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.
On the basis of the publication Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Prosecutor General’s office of Panama is investigating. In the main office Mossack Fonsecа was searched, during which discovered bags of destroyed documents. In the firm of all charges in the address deny, calling unlawful.