Authorities in El Salvador Friday, April 8, conducted a search at the local branch of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fонсеcа caught in the center of the scandal associated with the publication of an international investigation about the offshore, reports Reuters with reference to information of the Prosecutor General of the country.
During the search were seized documents and a large number of computing, told the country genprokurature Douglas Melendez, who personally oversaw the operation. According to him, the day before the searches, the company’s employees was removed from the sign-the sign company. They explained that the company moved.
On 3 April, the international consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) and the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP) has published an investigation regarding the global network of offshore companies.
The investigation is based on the Panamanian legal documents of the company Mossack Fonseca. About a year ago unknown transferred them to German Sueddeutsche Zeitung, refusing to give his name.
According to the authors of the investigation, it comes to about 11.5 million of various documents illustrating the scale of the “shadow economy”, which involved leading politicians, businessmen and “celebrity.” Finding and studying these materials more than a year was engaged the members of the ICIJ, German Sueddeutsche Zeitung and dozens of other publications. Just work with the extracted documents has involved more than 370 journalists from 76 countries of the world.
The investigation included data about the transactions and the offshore 12 current and former world leaders. In addition, the documents contain data on 128 politicians and officials, and 29 billionaires on the Forbes list.
In addition, ICIJ claims that people “from the inner circle” of Russian President Vladimir Putin was transferred through offshore companies at least $2 billion In offshore also discovered company associated with the families of the 12 officials of Russia, including Alexei Ulyukayev and Dmitry Peskov.