US brings first charges in Mossack Fonseca ‘Panama Papers’ case

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that they have brought charges against four former employees, associates and clients of the now-defunct law firm Mossack Fonseca, as the fallout from the so-called Panama Papers scandal continues.

The four men have been charged, and in three cases arrested, for their role in a scheme to evade American taxes at the Panamanian law firm which found itself at the centre of the Panama Papers storm in 2016. Mossack Fonesca closed earlier this year

According to Reuters reports, the four are: Dirk Brauer, previously of Mossfon Asset Management; Richard Gaffey, an American accountant; Johan von der Goltz, a client of Mossack Fonseca, Ramses Owens, a former lawyer with Mossack Fonseca.

Owens remains at large. The others were arrested earlier this week in London, Paris and Massachusetts, as part of an international operation.

The charges allege

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