Date: 8 months ago   Category: Financial

Panama archive: the USA brought the first charges


The USA brought charges of tax fraud to four people who appear in documents of Mossack Fonseca within "the Panama archive". The USA brought to four people charges of tax fraud, money laundering and other crimes on the proceedings initiated after leak of documents of Mossack Fonseca within "the Panama archive". It is reported on the website of the U.S. Department of Justice. Charges on 11 points are brought to the citizen of Panama Fransen Owens, citizens of Germany Dieric Brouwer and Joachim von Der Golzu and American Richard Gaffey. All defendants, except Owens, are under arrest. The Assistant Attorney General Brian Benchkovski said that the brought charges show commitment of the USA to business of prosecution of professionals, "which promote financial crimes through the international borders and to tax swindlers", providing the services. According to the investigators, in 2000-2017 Owens and Brouwer of conspiring with other accused participated in the criminal scheme on concealment of assets of clients of Mossack Fonseca. For this purpose they created fictitious funds and the companies in offshore zones. The investigation notes that names of clients of firm usually did not appear in constituent documents of fictitious funds though had full access to assets. Earlier the court of Panama released Ramón Fonseca and Juergen Mossaka on bails of founders of the Mossack Fonseca company (registered infamous offshores – an edition). News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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