The U.S. justice Department began an investigation into “the Panama document”


According to the newspaper the Guardian, about the beginning of criminal investigation, mentioned in “the Panama papers,” said the attorney for the southern district of new York Priit Bharara. He sent an email to the international consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) to discuss with him the issues raised in the publications about the offshore.

In the Ministry of justice refused to comment on Bharara, citing the issues of the investigation.

The guide notes that Bharara is known that initiated several high-profile investigations of financial irregularities. In particular, we are talking about the case of Benjamin way, who was suspected manipulation of the stock market.

Previously a special Commission to investigate the offshore scandal agreed to establish the European Commission. Its mandate will be determined on may 4, the conference President of the European Parliament.

April 3, ICIJ has published the results of extensive investigations about the offshore world leaders, politicians and celebrities in Panama and the British virgin Islands for which data were received as a result of the leak of the documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which renders services on registration of offshore companies.

April 4, a press-the Secretary of the U.S. Department of justice Peter Carr said that the Agency will check the documents Mossack Fonseca to determine whether they contain evidence of corruption, the defendants which may be prosecuted in the United States.

A result of the publication of the papers of offshore steel several high-profile resignations. In particular, left their posts, Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, Minister of industry and tourism of Spain, josé Manuel Soria, and the head of the compulsory enforcement Service of judicial acts of Armenia Mikhail Pogosyan.