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