Panama raids warehouse of Mossack Fonseca — the company at heart of documents leak

The leak known as the "Panama Papers'' encompassed millions of documents related to shell companies and offshore accounts set up by Mossack Fonseca for wealthy and powerful clients around the world

By: AP | Panama City | Published: April 23, 2016 8:43:03 am
panama papers, mossack fonseca, panama leaks, panama papers india, panama documents, ICIJ, panama, mossack fonseca clients, panama clients, panama offshore account, world news Police officers stand outside a raided property used by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm in Panama City, Panama April 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

Panamanian officials have raided a warehouse of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which has been at the center of the huge document leak related to offshore accounts.

Special prosecutor for organized crime Javier Caraballo says large quantities of documents related to the company were found, but it’s not clear what information they contain. Agents carried off multiple bags of shredded paper.

Mossack Fonseca said Friday in a statement that it sends materials to the facility for recycling and any information there had already been digitized and handed over to prosecutors.

The firm’s main office was searched last week.

The leak known as the “Panama Papers” encompassed millions of documents related to shell companies and offshore accounts set up by Mossack Fonseca for wealthy and powerful clients around the world.

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