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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    Funnily enough local coverage is focusing on Kiwi and Oz individuals and companies named in the leak, which could get interesting. Even the normally quite right-wing media outlets aren't really falling for the waffle in US/European media about Putin

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/indu...-russel-norman

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pa...-idUSKCN0X102E
    Not seeing much in those very general articles.

    It would be interesting if anything shows up that could be traced back to the Ansbacher accounts' rather odd connections to Western Australia, Alan Bond and that lot.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Bond

    http://www.irishtimes.com/business/a...light-1.249514
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    Move on, nothing new to see here. There is no chnace that Berie hid his bettiing winnings here.

    Panama? where's tha?

    If it doesn't mention O'Brien, Digicel, Malta, it isn't true.

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    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Frank cannot or does not want to?

    Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has said he cannot explain documents that show a £250,000 deposit in the name of a British Virgin Islands (BVI) company being used to support his purchase of a house in London.
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    => What are the Panama Papers? A guide to the biggest data leak in history

    What is Mossack Fonseca, how big is it, and who uses offshore firms? Key questions about one of the biggest ever data leaks
    "Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money."

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    Brinks Mat...it gets worse..

    Laundered cash from Britain’s largest gold bullion robbery was hidden with the help of an audacious plan hatched with advice from Mossack Fonseca’s co-founder.More than 30 years after the infamous raid on the Brink’s-Mat depot near Heathrow, new information shows how the robbers’ main money launderer tried to cling on to some of the proceeds with the help of the Panamanian law firm at the centre of the largest ever leak of offshore data.
    Faxes, memos and company filings from deep in the firm’s archives show how, in the late 1980s, Jürgen Mossack played a vital role in advising – unwittingly at first – fugitive money launderer Gordon Parry.
    http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016...-hide-millions

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    Brinks Mat...it gets worse..

    Laundered cash from Britain’s largest gold bullion robbery was hidden with the help of an audacious plan hatched with advice from Mossack Fonseca’s co-founder.More than 30 years after the infamous raid on the Brink’s-Mat depot near Heathrow, new information shows how the robbers’ main money launderer tried to cling on to some of the proceeds with the help of the Panamanian law firm at the centre of the largest ever leak of offshore data.
    Faxes, memos and company filings from deep in the firm’s archives show how, in the late 1980s, Jürgen Mossack played a vital role in advising – unwittingly at first – fugitive money launderer Gordon Parry.
    http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016...-hide-millions

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    In the front page of NYTime we have a link to this story w a picture of Putin, but clearly states that Putin name is not on the List.

    Panama Law Firm’s Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders

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    According to the news reports, the documents related to Russia identified several officials with close ties to Mr. Putin, including two of his oldest friends, Sergei Roldugin, a cellist, and Yuri V. Kovalchuk, the principal shareholder of Bank Rossiya, a financial institution that has come under sanctions by the United States as the “cashier” of officials in the Kremlin.

    The reports said Mr. Putin’s friends and associates had channeled $2 billion through a complex, deliberately convoluted network of offshore companies. Mr. Putin’s name appears on none of the records for the companies or the transactions, but Bank Rossiya and Mr. Roldugin do.

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    In the Guardian I found this:

    Tax avoidance Panama Papers
    Fund run by David Cameron’s father avoided paying UK tax

    David Cameron’s father ran an offshore fund that avoided ever having to pay tax in Britain by hiring a small army of Bahamas residents – including a part-time bishop – to sign its paperwork.

    Ian Cameron was a director of Blairmore Holdings Inc, an investment fund run from the Bahamas but named after the family’s ancestral home in Aberdeenshire, which managed tens of millions of pounds on behalf of wealthy families.

    Clients included Isidore Kerman, an adviser to Robert Maxwell who once owned the West End restaurants Scott’s and J Sheekey, and Leopold Joseph, a private bank used by the Rolling Stones.

    The fund was founded in the early 1980s with help from the prime minister’s late father and still exists today. The Guardian has confirmed that in 30 years Blairmore has never paid a penny of tax in the UK on its profits.

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    the question is, what next?

    How will this affect David Cameron PMership?

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    We have started calling them

    "Financial Terrorists"

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    Runny how commentators keep saying there are legitimate reasons for offshore accounts but never actually enumerate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    the umpteenth data dump to change **** all but keeping snazzy website designers in the job
    Good point Dr. Five. Have leaks like this become something like government news dumps, dump all the bad news in one go? What other important information is contained in the vast amount of files behind the headlines which the media have had "over a year" to decide we should care about and see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Move on, nothing new to see here. There is no chnace that Berie hid his bettiing winnings here.

    Panama? where's tha?

    If it doesn't mention O'Brien, Digicel, Malta, it isn't true.
    http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/201...a-papers-list/

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    At Time, Rana Foroohar, who writes about the economy, says the revelations could lead to a "great crisis" for capitalism.

    She writes:

    "To me, this is one of the key issues at work in the U.S. presidential election. Voters know at a gut level that our system of global capitalism is working mainly for the 1 %, not the 99 %. That's a large part of why both [Bernie] Sanders and [Donald] Trump have done well, because they tap into that truth, albeit in different ways. The Panama Papers illuminate a key aspect of why the system isn't working–because globalization has allowed the capital and assets of the 1 % (be they individuals or corporations) to travel freely, while those of the 99 % cannot. Globalization is supposed to be about the free movement of people, goods, and capital. But in fact, the system is set up to enable that mobility mainly for the rich (or for large corporations). The result is global tax evasion, the offshoring of labor, and an elite that flies 35,000 feet over the problems of nation states and the tax payers within them."


    @NPR

    (I agree w her .. it depends how much traction the story will get here in the US .. the papers are doing whatever they can to keep it OFF the front pages. RNY)

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    The Panama Papers highlight how anonymity fuels corruption
    Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May April 4, 2016 at 10:59 am PDT

    Gooch and her organization Global Witness have been calling attention for years to the issue of anonymous companies and how they enable corruption. In her talk at TED2014, Gooch wished to create a public registry of who owns companies, to make the anonymous ownership a thing of the past. To the team at Global Witness, the Panama Papers prove the importance of this mission.

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