11 million leaked documents reveal how TWELVE world leaders and all the usual suspects hide their millions in tax havens

The biggest leak of financial data in history has revealed how 12 current or former world leaders, a host of celebrities and the global rich are using offshore tax havens to hide their wealth.

The so-called Panama Papers, part of a leak of 11million files, implicate those in Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, along with families and associates of Egypt’s former president

Hosni Mubarak, Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad.

Lord Ashcroft, Baroness Pamela Sharples and former Tory MP Michael Mates are among the British politicians named in the data release.

Documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, and show how the company has allegedly helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax.

German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung obtained the files and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists but the identity of the source who leaked them and how it was done is unknown.

More at the Guardian….Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

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  • tom_billesley

    The entire logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Logo_Mossack_Fonseca.jpg

  • tom_billesley

    The entire logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Logo_Mossack_Fonseca.jpg
    Good luck avoiding the tarnishing, fellas.

    • Well, one more reason to turf the political class.

  • Hard Little Machine

    And Clinton and Obama and Merkel and Cameron and all the rest.

  • ontario john

    The elites are too busy scamming the average person with global warming tax scams, to worry about their rich and powerful friends.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Those who are allowing this to be released, and I have a strong feeling the data dump is intended to target certain individuals, ought to realize that we know that the brush that named those revealed so far is a very broad brush. The farther you get up the ladder, finding anyone without paint on them will become impossible.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Here’s the airhead that wants to spend all that money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmji36q8E4o

    • Clink9

      So funny. It’s like an SNL skit.

      • useless opinion

        I think I read that she is from upper middle class wealth.

    • Waffle

      Can’t fix stupid.

  • useless opinion

    I keep 5 bucks hidden in my jacket!!

    • Clink9

      Luxury!