Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | U.S. Prosecutors Bring Their First Charges Over the Panama Papers Supported by ByJesse Drucker Dec. 4, 2018 Federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed an indictment on Tuesday that contained the first charges brought in the United States in connection with the so-called Panama Papers leak. The indictment, which a grand jury returned in late September, names four men connected to Mossack Fonseca, the shuttered offshore law firm whose activities were laid bare in the leak. The men were charged with tax fraud, money laundering and other crimes as part of alleged schemes that stretch back decades. Three of the men — an American accountant, a German investment adviser and a German client — have been arrested. The fourth man, a Panamanian lawyer at the center of the accusations, remained at large. The charges were the second law enforcement action in the past week that stemmed from the Panama Papers. The German police raided the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt on Thursday as part of an investigation into whether the bank helped criminals launder money through offshore tax havens. The indictment, unsealed… Read full this story
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