US indicts 4 tied to money laundering at ‘Panama Papers’ firm

GROUND ZERO. Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

GROUND ZERO. Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

WASHINGTON, USA – The US government announced charges Tuesday, December 4, against 4 men it said laundered money and arranged tax avoidance schemes through the Panama firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” scandal.

The 4 were affiliated with Mossack Fonseca, the law firm that helped thousands of clients around the world move money offshore to protect it from taxes.

Named in the 11-count indictment were Ramses Owens, 50, Dirk Brauer, 54; Richard Gaffey, and Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, 81.

Owens is a Panamanian attorney who worked for Mossack Fonseca. Brauer, a

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