Investigations

Image copyright Getty Images The US Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into tax avoidance schemes exposed by the Panama Papers. The US Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, made the announcement in a letter to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The ICIJ worked with media outlets including the BBC and the Guardian to […]

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Photo for representational purpose Malta’s left-of-centre government survived a no confidence vote linked to revelations from the so-called Panama Papers, which named the energy minister and the prime minister’s chief-of-staff. After 13 hours of debate, during which 50 of the parliament’s 69 members had asked to speak, the opposition motion was dismissed by 38 to […]

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New Delhi: A strict investigation into ‘Panama Papers’ is on to find out if illegal activities have taken place in overseas Indian accounts, while full force of law has been applied to deal with ‘wilful default’ cases like that of Vijay Mallya, the Finance Ministry said on Monday. Government has already constituted a multi-agency group […]

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Armenia’s Chief Judicial Enforcer Mihran Poghosyan YEREVAN—Armenia’s Chief compulsory enforcement officer—the country’s judicial enforcer–Mihran Poghosyan has resigned after his name appeared in the recently released trove of documents, known as the Panama Papers, revealed that he had offshore holdings. Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung received 11.5 […]

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ISLAMABAD – Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Sunday rejected the possibility of heading a parliamentary commission constituted to probe revelations made in the Panama Papers earlier this month. Responding to Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah’s assertion that the senate chairman was the most suitable person to head the commission, Rabbani said […]

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The French extreme right party has denounced tax evasion in the European Parliament – but several of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s close contacts have been implicated in the Panama Papers. EurActiv France reports. Members of the French National Front (NF) were among the vocal critics of Europe’s failure to tackle tax havens during the European Parliament’s […]

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Fears are spreading among rich Japanese that the Tax Agency will open an investigation based on leaked documents known as the Panama Papers that have exposed hidden wealth in offshore tax havens. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in early May is expected to publish the names of more than 214,000 offshore entities incorporated […]

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The recent response by media organizations in Ukraine to a Slidstvo.info documentary related to the Panama Papers leak has been disappointing. The response from the International Renaissance Foundation, an Open Society Foundation partner, the Media Council and various experts has been to chastise the non-profit for their work. Slidstvo is an OCCRP partner organization and […]

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio speaks to members of media after his meeting with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, April 7, 2016. (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP) U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has issued a letter along with fellow Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren of […]

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