The database was published by the International consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) at 21:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org. The archive contains information about 214 thousand offshore companies registered in 21 jurisdictions from Nevada to Hong Kong and the British virgin Islands.
The appearance of the ICIJ leak was announced on April 26, the database was named “largest in the history of the publication of secret documents about offshore companies and the people behind them.” Directly materials from among the 11.5 million documents leaked to the ICIJ has, not published — in the structure of the published database can only figure out the names verified by the investigative company owners and their links with offshore companies.
In addition to new information about the offshore companies, published Sunday, the database contains data on 100 thousand offshore companies that ICIJ were published in 2013. This dataset contains information about the companies registered in jurisdictions of the British virgin Islands, Singapore and the cook Islands in 1980-2010. In previously published array contained data on 2229 the Russians. associated with offshore companies.
In early April, ICIJ and the Center for investigation of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP) published the results of the investigation on the basis of the Panamanian legal documents of the company Mossack Fonseca, which journalists were provided is unknown. The investigation entitled “the Panama document” (The Panama Papers) includes the names of politicians, officials, athletes from 50 countries. In the operation of offshore companies, according to journalists, was involved current and former heads of several States, as well as their families. In particular, persons involved in the investigation was the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the daughter of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, former President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and many others. In the investigation it was also alleged that people from the entourage of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin was transferred through offshore companies at least $2 billion in the Kremlin several days before the publication of “the Panama document” warned of the impending “information stuffing” against the leadership of Russia, and Putin himself after the publication spoke of “protruding ears customers” of the investigation.
Publication “the Panama document” was worth while posts two politicians — the Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson and Minister of industry, industry and tourism of Spain Jose Manuel Soria.