The Panama Papers just hit the wires moments ago- a lot in here that is pretty damning especially regarding Russian leaders among others. They involve every financial crime imaginable and over 10 million files including many shady players secretly funneling money to the Syrian Government through a secretive Panamanian company. Russian businessmen were accused of kidnapping young girls and selling them for sex, and one of the players was involved with this company. The company is…. Mossack Fonseca . so this will likely be in the news for at least the coming days.

Below is a brief excerpt and some links to content

The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.

Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.

Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry. This is their story.

  • Executive producer: Hamish Boland-Rudder
  • Director/producer/audio editor: Carrie Ching
  • Animation artist: Arthur Jones
  • Report: Will Fitzgibbon
  • Narrator: Eleanor Bell Fox
  • Supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Panama Papers: An Introduction

Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by the shadowy offshore industry.

Stairway to Tax Heaven

PANAMA PAPERS: KEY FIGURES

Discover the big numbers behind the Panama Papers files, including nearly 40 years of data.

THE POWER PLAYERS

Explore the offshore connections of world leaders, politicians and their relatives and associates.

Leaders, criminals, celebrities

A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.Offshore Network Tied to Putin

Secret files reveal complex multimillion dollar offshore financial deals that channel wealth and power towards a network of people and companies closely allied to the Russian President.

Leaders, criminals, celebrities

A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.

Iceland’s Prime Minister Ducks Question But the Answer Catches Up with Him

He came to power after the country’s financial collapse while hiding his offshore holdings of millions in bonds from Icelandic banks.

Gatekeeper to Offshore Secrets

Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca’s files include the offshore holdings of drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders – and wrongdoing galore.

Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal

Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens.