Friday, April 22, 2016

BREAKING: Panama Raids Mossack Fonseca Property, Seizes Shredded Papers

An unexpected twist in the Panama Papers drama?

Panamanian investigators on Friday raided a property used by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of a massive leak of offshore financial data, removing bags full of shredded documents as evidence, a local prosecutor said, reports Reuters.

"We have secured a large amount of evidence found in the location," said organized crime investigator Javier Caraballo.

He said they also found many shredded papers, which they removed as evidence.

In a statement, Mossack Fonseca said it had digitized all its documents and that the shredded papers taken from its premises were bound for recycling. The law firm added that as a result of a previous search, prosecutors already had copies of all the documents they removed on Friday.

Governments across the world have begun investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful after the leak of more than 11.5 million documents from the firm. The leaks to date, appear to concern enemies of the United States and suggest some type of black bag US operation.

But is this raid by a Panamanian investigator part of that operation or renegade investigation that the US may/or may not be able to control?


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