Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption


#1

Surprise!

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Files reveal the offshore holdings of 140 politicians and public officials from around the world
Current and former world leaders in the data include prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, the president of Ukraine, and the king of Saudi Arabia
More than 214,000 offshore entities appear in the leak, connected to people in more than 200 countries and territories
Major banks have driven the creation of hard-to-trace companies in offshore havens

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly shuffled as much as $2 billion through banks and shadow companies.

The leak also provides details of the hidden financial dealings of 128 more politicians and public officials around the world.

They also include at least 33 people and companies blacklisted by the U.S. government because of evidence that they’d been involved in wrongdoing, such as doing business with Mexican drug lords, terrorist organizations like Hezbollah or rogue nations like North Korea and Iran.


#2

The only “surprise” here is that the information has leaked. We’ve known about it for decades.


#3

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Hahaha, I love seeing the hypocritical corruption coming back to bite.

Can’t wait to see how much corruption/scandals this leak will reveal.


#4

Reminds me of when Ted Kennedy was all for raising taxes while his assets were off shore.

Edward (Ted) Kennedy - Discover the Networks

But while the multi-millionaire Kennedy stood firmly in favor of raising taxes on high earners across the United States, he showed a pronounced reluctance to pay taxes on his own wealth.


#5

Why should they have to follow the tax laws that the rest of us do?[/sarcasm]


#6

No one from the United States yet. More info will be released later.

I cannot imagine the absolute mess it would cause if one or more presidential candidates had oversea assets in these fake businesses.


#7

Here’s a little-known fact. Teddy Kennedy “inherited” roughly $200 million. By the time he died, he’d “managed” that to about $40 million. Turns out, some of the remainder wound up in Switzerland and the Netherlands Antilles somehow.


#8

No one said he was a good financial manager.


#9

Well, he quite obviously was NOT, but a LOT of people thought he’d make a good “financial manager” of the treasury until he killed Mary Jo. Is THAT going to be the new criterium for suitability as President? Has he/she KILLED someone else?


#10

Well it does seem like it is a badge of honor to democrats to have less than savory characters and a pendence for not handling assets well. Look at Bernie Sanders.


#11

And My question would be, —so who is going to do anything about it? I mean really we can’t seem to indict real criminals who have money.


#12

I had the feeling when I posted this that some folks (not here) would poo-poo the report because none of our corrupt politicians were on it.

I also had a feeling that all we had to do was … wait.:wink:

The Daily Caller says there’s Hillary links.

Hillary Clinton Ties Emerge In Panama Papers | The Daily Caller

And names of other Americans are starting to come out.
Here Are Some Of The Americans In The “Panama Papers” | Zero Hedge

The WH held an unplanned press-conference, trying to ‘catch-up’ and explain certain news-angles before they break…