The leak and publication of documents about offshore companies and transactions of customers Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is a “crime”. This was stated by one of its founders Ramon Fonseca.
“This is a crime, a criminal offense. Privacy is a fundamental human right, which has increasingly eroded in the modern world”, he said (quoted by Sky News).
Fonesca stressed that “everyone has the right to respect for private life, be he king or beggar.” He also expressed the view that publication of data is “an attack on Panama”. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela has previously promised that the government was prepared to “vigorous” cooperation with the courts on cases that might be filed in connection with the investigation.
Founder Mossack Fonseca noted that while the company has no idea who leaked, which it characterized as “limited cracking”. Fonesca also stressed that earlier Mossack Fonseca has never been “convicted or accused of any wrongdoing”.