U.S. authorities began looking into the “Panamanian documents” evidence of corruption


The U.S. justice Department will check the documents of Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca, which formed the basis of the material published on the eve of the International consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) on offshore campaigns, The Wall Street Journal writes citing a statement by the press Secretary of the Ministry of justice Peter Carr.

The ICIJ investigation, it was alleged that Mossack Fonseca has been creating shell companies and corporate structures to conceal the ultimate beneficiaries of the assets. In the investigation mentioned offshore companies, allegedly associated with dozens of public figures, politicians and celebrities around the world.

According to a statement by the press Secretary of the Ministry of justice, the Ministry checks that are specified in the inquiry documents to determine whether they contain evidence of corruption, the defendants which may be prosecuted in the United States.

“While we cannot comment on these documents. The U.S. justice Department really takes seriously all credible allegations of high level corruption in foreign countries, which may be associated with the U.S. or the U.S. financial system,” said Peter Carr.