The Financial Investigation Agency of the British Virgin Islands has investigated President Petro Poroshenko’s Prime Asset Partners offshore firm, which is registered there, suspecting it of money laundering, according to a leak of documents from Panama’s Mossack Fonseca registrar known as the Panama Papers.
The new documents were obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung, shared with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner, and published by Ukraine’s Slidstvo.info investigative team on June 20.
Poroshenko’s representatives said they didn’t know of any investigation against his offshore firm.
“As far as we know, the state agencies of the British Virgin Islands, including the Financial Investigation Agency, have not carried out any actions regarding Prime Asset Partners and have not sent any requests to companies, their directors or shareholders asking to get additional information,” Poroshenko’s lawyers from the Avellum firm told the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper on June 22.
In April 2016, the British Virgin Islands’ Financial