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News Panama Papers - Huge tax leak exposes Putin aides, world leaders, stars

  1. Apr 3, 2016 #1

    Astronuc

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    Panama Papers
    Some highlights so far,
    I wonder if any US politicians or businessmen are in the records.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money...cial-leak-reveals-offshort-accounts/82586798/

    The Panama Papers (11.5 million documents, 2.6 terabytes)
    http://panamapapers.sueddeutsche.de/en/

    Tax evasion and money laundering. :rolleyes:

    From ICIJ
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2016 #2
    Interestingly, major U.S. news stations like CNN and Fox News have no stories about this leak.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2016 #3

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    Maybe by tomorrow they will.

    From Fortune - http://fortune.com/2016/04/03/document-leak-panama/
    Apparently, the Asad regime in Syria was able to by-pass US and EU restrictions with support from off-shore entities.

    Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
    https://panamapapers.icij.org/20160403-panama-papers-global-overview.html
     
  5. Apr 4, 2016 #4
    What does this really mean for Putin, though? Isn't he pretty much bullet-proof? Is there anyone in Russia who would call him to task for this?
     
  6. Apr 4, 2016 #5

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    Twitter is being flooded at the moment.

    With so much data, I can understand why they wanted to distribute it to 80 different countries.
    That way, everyone can point out their own crooks, liars, and thieves.

    Oneindia Hindi ‏@oneindiaHindi 1 minute ago
    टैक्स चुराने वालों में अमिताभ, ऐश, नवाज़ सहित कई नामचीन https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61RHyk07S3o… #taxevasion #panamapapers #PanamaLeaks
    Translated from Hindi by Google
    Tax thieves Amitabh , Ash , including prominent Nawaz


    Mohamed Ahmed ‏@mohamed57403545 8 minutes ago
    " #وثائق_بنما": أمير #قطر السابق ضمن قائمة تسريبات "إخفاء الثروات" #panamapapers
    Translated from Arabic by Bing
    " #وثائق_بنما": Prince #قطر previously leaked list "hide wealth" #panamapapers


    Στο Κόκκινο 105,5 ‏@stokokkino1055 41 seconds ago
    Συνεργάτης του Σαμαρά εμπλέκεται στο διεθνές δίκτυο ξεπλύματος δισεκατομμυρίων http://bit.ly/1S1eBmd #panamapapers
    Translated from Greek by Bing
    An affiliate of Samara is involved in the international network of http://bit.ly/1S1eBmd laundering billion #panamapapers​

    If you want to practice a foreign language, today is the day to do it. #PANAMAPAPERS
     
  7. Apr 4, 2016 #6

    Drakkith

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    I... I can't stop laughing at this!
     
  8. Apr 4, 2016 #7

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    Sure, but those who call out Putin have been shown not to be bullet proof.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2016 #8
    He's like Trump, he could murder someone (or thousands of Ukrainians) and still keep his job.

    I've been meaning to start reading a new book I got called https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Islands-Uncovering-Offshore-Banking/dp/0230341721/. Might be a good time now.
     
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  11. Apr 4, 2016 #10

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    Chinese President Xi's family implicated in Panama Papers scandal
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/panama-papers-family-chinas-president-xi-implicated-075633225.html

    Interesting how this works. And Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca is just one of how many companies doing this?
     
  12. Apr 4, 2016 #11

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  13. Apr 4, 2016 #12

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    Law firm in Panama Papers leak is secretive, with big clients
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/law-firm-panama-papers-leak-secretive-big-clients-015610842.html

    Sounds like an organized crime syndicate.

    It looks like various journalist organizations have been sitting on this for some time, just waiting to publish.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2016 #13

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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/look-offshore-accounts-used-hide-wealth-avoid-taxes-062616459.html [Broken]
     
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  15. Apr 4, 2016 #14
    Yeah, it looks like just the book for the occasion:
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2016 #15

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  17. Apr 4, 2016 #16

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    Since when did Trump murder anyone? How about comparing Putin to the current administration instead?? Trump can't say a single word without being smeared by the media!!
     
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  18. Apr 4, 2016 #17
    Trump boasted he could stand on 5th avenue and shoot someone and he wouldn't lose any voters. That's what Greg is referencing.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2016 #18
    http://www.voanews.com/content/pana...find-tax-evaders-offshore-assets/3268470.html
     
  20. Apr 4, 2016 #19

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    I'd have gone with, he's like Obama, via the droning of jihadists and still keeping his job, given, y'know, the actual killing versus the hyperbole.
     
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  21. Apr 4, 2016 #20
    Here's an article by an 'American' journalist in Moskow:

    http://www.voanews.com/content/pana...find-tax-evaders-offshore-assets/3268470.html

    His tone is extremely pro-Putin, and the article is interesting in that it voices the view that this is merely an attempt to discredit Putin by falsely associating him with the activities of acquaintances. This probably represents the standard Kremlin take on this that we'll be hearing repeated.
     
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