US: Four Charged Over Panama Papers Investigation

Following revelations from the Panama Papers, the US has on Tuesday charged four people with wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and other crimes related to a criminal scheme ran by the Panamanian-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Panama City skyline (Photo: Pixabay)The United States Department of Justice said that three of the suspects were helping clients hide their wealth and the fourth was a client.  

Dirk Brauer, 54, an investment manager for a company affiliated with Mossack Fonseca, and Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, an 81-year old, are German nationals. The other two suspects are Panamanian national, Ramses Owens, 50, and U.S. citizen, Richard Gaffey, 74.

Police apprehended Brauer in Paris in mid-November, while Von Der Goltz and Gafrey were arrested in London and Boston respectively on Tuesday.

Owens, a lawyer who worked at Mossack Fonseca, remains at large, according to authorities.

Prosecutors allege that Owens and

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