The scandal has uncovered research (ICIJ), reveals that more than 140 politicians and public officials, concerned by this investigation. Among these, 12 former world leaders, including Minister of Iceland and Pakistan, or the president of Ukraine, through Mauricio Macri, Leo Messi in Argentina, reaching the sister of former King Juan Carlos I, Pilar de Borbon, and the Almodóvar brothers.
Filtration of the international consortium of Journalists reported that the filtering includes more than 11.5 million documents from 1977 that was when Mossack Fonseca was founded, and more than 241,000 opaque companies with operating in 200 different countries and thus political and beneficiaries could manage their assets in tax havens to evade a succulent amount of taxes. The group had branches all over the world, from Panama, Switzerland, China, the Vegas to the British Virgin Islands.
The law firm, denies having been involved in the hundreds of crimes committed by their clients, adding that was not doing such actions with them.
Among the Spanish figures have been affected by this case of fraud and tax evasion, with the creation of companies in Panama Opaque are, as mentioned above:
- Pilar de Borbon: For 40 years I had Opacious companies in the country, closing them when abdicated his brother Juan Carlos I.
- Leo Messi: His father is sole owner of the company Panameña Mega Star Enterprice, is estimated to have edfraudado more than four million Euros evading taxes in tax havens.
- Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar: Glen Valley Corporation registered in British Virgin Islands, a territory still considered as a tax haven by Spain.
In addition twelve members of the Andalusian Domecq family, were guardians of companies in this tax haven of Panama.
Such companies to their customers through Mossack Fonseca, according to research.
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