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'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 03, 2016 04:47PM
What are the Panama Papers? [pulitzercenter.org]

What is Putin's involvement in$2 Billion worth of secret foreign crony accounts? [www.theguardian.com]

Why can't I find any reference to this in U.S. Media? Wait a couple of hours. Then start asking why. It's in the Brit-O-sphere right now.
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 03, 2016 05:00PM
[www.smh.com.au]
More than 11.5 million emails, financial spreadsheets, client records, passports and corporate registries were obtained in the leak, which was delivered to the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper in Munich, Germany. In turn, the newspaper shared the data with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Several McClatchy journalists joined more than 370 journalists from 78 countries in the largest media collaboration ever undertaken after a leak. The document archive contains 2.6 terabytes of data.

Those exposed in the leak include the prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, an alleged bagman for Syrian President Bashar Assad, a close friend of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and companies linked to the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Add to those the monarchs of Saudi Arabia and Morocco; Middle Eastern royalty; leaders of FIFA, the international body that controls international soccer; and 29 billionaires included in Forbes Magazine's list of the world's 500 richest people.
Also mentioned are 61 relatives and associates of current country leaders, and 128 current or former politicians and public officials.

Mossack Fonseca clients include…
China Li Xiaolin, daughter of former Chinese premier Li Peng
China Jasmine Li, granddaughter of former fourth-ranking official in Chinese Communist Party
China France Patrick Henri Devillers, business partner of Gu Kailai, the wife of former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai
China Deng Jiagui, brother-in-law of Chinese President Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Movie star Jackie Chan
Russia Rotenberg brothers - Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, childhood friends of Russian president Vladimir Putin
Russia Sergey Roldugin, close personal friend of Russian president Vladimir Putin
Syria Hafez and Rami Makhlouf, cousins of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad
UK Ian Cameron, father of UK prime minister
UK Pamela Sharples, Baroness and lifetime member of UK Parliament
UK Michael Anthony Ashcroft, former member of UK House of Lords
UK Michael Mates, member of UK parliament
Egypt Alaa Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, son of former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak
Malaysia Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib, son of prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi crown prince
Malta Konrad Mizzi, Malta's minister of energy and health
Argentina Soccer player Lionel Messi
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 03, 2016 05:07PM
and please:
No U.S. candidate jokes until the names are actually published.
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Manlove
Date: April 03, 2016 05:18PM
Oh man...Messi!
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 03, 2016 05:28PM
As of now, HuffPo is the only US outlet bannering the story. I skimmed through the Guardian version, looks like about a three week read.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2016 05:31PM by RgrF.
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 03, 2016 06:17PM
aljazeera.com and USAToday both have it up.

Not a peep on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, Washington Post, or New York Times as of 7:15pm EST



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 03, 2016 06:19PM
NPR, USA Today and The Charlotte Observer are carrying it. McClatchy newspapers in on the investigation. Add Washington Post. It's getting ready to roll. Probably hit the big time on Monday.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2016 06:21PM by Steve G..
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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 03, 2016 08:23PM
I've been out but PBS.org is displaying it on Facebook now. I expect you are right about tomorrow.



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Re: 'Panama Papers" Data leak reveals $2 billion Putin crony accounts+ tons more
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 03, 2016 09:15PM
NYTimes running with it.
[www.nytimes.com]
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