The court of Panama arrested the founders of Mossack Fonseca company which registered scandalous offshore companies. Ramon Fonseca and Jurgen Mossack are accused of money laundering.
This was reported by Reuters agency referring to the prosecutor’s office.
The Attorney General told media that collected information "allegedly identifies the Panamanian firm as a criminal organization that is dedicated to hiding assets or money from suspicious origins." Prosecutors in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Switzerland and the United States have been investigating the activity of this firm for one year.
Mossack Fonseca is also known for the leak of its documents, which could indicate the involvement of many famous companies and persons with the off shore companies. As it is known, the investigation of flagrant "Panamagate" case was discontinued by Panama prosecutors.
About a hundred of powerful politicians and celebrities are on Mossack Fonseca’s database, which contains about 11 million materials and 2.6 terabytes of digital data. Initially, the documents came across reporters of Süddeutsche Zeitung, which passed them to the ICIJ, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. More than a hundred media and 400 reporters were involved in the work on the Panama Archive.
Poroshenko claimed that he is different from the other politicians in Panama Papers. According to him, Roshen has no offshore companies and accordingly there is no need to investigate anything.