Justice Department charges four in its first Panama Papers case

The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced charges against four people relating to the Panama Papers investigation. The Justice Department charged Ramses Owens, Dirk Brauer, Richard Gaffey and Harald von der Goltz with wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and other offenses in connection with their roles in what was called a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca Co. Brauer was arrested in Paris, von der Glotz in London and Gaffey in Medfield, Mass., while Owens remains at large. Owens is a 50-year-old Panamanian attorney, Brauer is a 54-year-old German investment manager for Mossfon Asset Management, Gaffey is a 74-year-old U.S.-based accountant and von der Glotz is an 81-year-old German who also was formerly a U.S. resident.

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