A journalistic investigation released in 2016 showed how a global network of law firms and large banks sold confidential information to politicians, billionaires and celebrities

The Panamanian court acquitted 28 people accused of money laundering, including the founders of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca (1952-2024) in the Panama Papers case. Judge Baloísa Marquínez’s decision is on Friday (June 28, 2024). The information is from AFP.

The trial, held from April 8 to 19, 2024, was held 8 years after the publication of the Panama Papers, a journalistic investigation led by ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in April 2016, and of which the Poder360 was part of it.

Prosecutors had asked for a maximum sentence of 12 years for Mossack and Fonseca (who died in May 2024). However, Marquínez decided that it was not possible to determine the authenticity and integrity of the files extracted from the office’s servers and that, therefore, it would not be possible to conclude that the accused had committed crimes.

In a statement, the executive director of the ICIJ, Gerard Ryle, declared that the Panamanian court’s decision shows the “challenge of judging cases of financial misconduct”. He also declared that, despite the result, the “lasting impact” of the Panama Papers will persist.

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Source: https://www.poder360.com.br/panama-papers/justica-do-panama-absolve-28-acusados-no-caso-panama-papers/

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