Mossack Fonseca founders arrested

Panamanian prosecutors raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca on Friday


News Desk February 11, 2017
Mossack Fonseca is based in Panama. Photo: AFP

The founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, have been arrested in Panama City, The Guardian reported on Friday.

Juergen Mossack and his colleague Ramon Fonseca, a former adviser to Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela, were taken into custody and transferred to police cells in the capital overnight for further questioning on Friday, their defence attorney Elías Solano was quoted telling reporters.

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Panamanian prosecutors raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca on Friday. In a news conference, Panama’s attorney general Kenia Porcell said she had information that identified Mossack Fonseca “allegedly as a criminal organisation that is dedicated to hiding money assets from suspicious origins”.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2017.

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Billa | 4 years ago | Reply Balloon of Panama paper scandal going bust.
israr | 4 years ago | Reply @rana u nutts ? cheema is icij man not moisac fonseca ... some ppl just cannot stop buttering their leaders
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