As the revelations in the Panama papers continue to make ever greater waves across the world, we must ask how those bankers, accountants and lawyers who help rich people and large corporations avoid taxes can live with themselves. The best clue is found in an email sent by one Mossack Fonseca employee: “Is there any […]

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WASHINGTON — The Canadian government promises a multi-front fight against tax evasion amid widespread frustration following the leak of offshore account details in the so-called Panama Papers. Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Thursday to make it an issue at home and abroad — first at this week’s international summit in Washington, and later with his […]

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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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While the media-manufactured “scandal” of “rich people” allegedly hiding money from politicians in offshore accounts continues to be exposed as largely bogus, there have been some interesting revelations of alleged corruption among politicians and dictators to emerge from the so-called Panama Papers. The ruthless Communist Chinese dictatorship, which is censoring all news about the leak […]

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Most individuals understand the risks of trying to avoid paying taxes. This was demonstrated Monday as a Dallas schoolteacher was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for trying to hide more than half a million dollars in income. According to the U.S. attorney, the teacher, Linda Nell Fantroy, used a practice known as “structuring” […]

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When members of Fusion’s investigative staff joined an April 6 live chat on Digg about their Panama Papers reporting, they expected some tough questions. But they didn’t expect to meet a former insider whose name they’d come across in the leaked files. Dirty little secrets: Inside the ‘Wikileaks of the ultra-rich and ultra-powerful’ John P. […]

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People protest in front of Parliament building in Reykjavik, Iceland, Tuesday April 5, 2016. The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claims its first high-profile victim as Iceland’s prime minister resigns amid outrage over revelations he used such a shell company to conceal a conflict of interest. (AP Photo/David Keyton) The European Commission’s […]

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