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In Currency, Politics by Dusty Croghan

The largest data leak in history:  The Panama Papers leaked are from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.  The files include 2.6 terabytes of data, 11.5 million documents, and 214,000 shell companies revealing the offshore holdings of drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders.  An anonymous source contacted the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the newspaper subsequently shared the files with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Revelations

Mossack Fonseca is the fourth-largest offshore law firm in the world. Among the clients involved in money laundering, hiding wealth, fraud, tax evasion, and market manipulation via the use of shell companies include at least 12 current and former heads of state, 61 associates of current and former heads of state, 128 current and former politicians and public officials, and 29 Forbes listed Billionaires, all implicated in massive fraud and violations of oaths of office around the world.

The Show

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, who is managing the Panama Papers leak, is ran exclusively by the American nonprofit known as the Center for Public Integrity.  The Center for Public Integrity is funded by the likes of the Ford Foundation, Carnagie Endowment,  Rockefeller Family Fund, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, and many others.

On 6 October 1945, five months after the end of World War II in Germany, the news paper Süddeutsche Zeitung was the first newspaper to receive a license from the U.S. military administration of Bavaria and set up with a purpose of exposing Germans on how American culture operates.

The Law Firm Mossack Fonseca

Mossack Fonseca & Co. is a law firm based in Panama with more than 40 offices worldwide. It was founded in 1977 by Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca. Just as the news paper used in the leaks was founded as a German wing of Operation Mockingbird, Mossick has German and CIA ties as well.

Jurgen Mossack’s family landed here in the 1960s after World War II.  According to U.S. Army intelligence files, his father had served in the Nazi Party’s Waffen-SS during the war. Reports state that Jurgen Mossack’s father also offered to spy on communists in Cuba for the CIA. Jurgen Mossick was also at one time the registered agent and listed as the director for a company controlled by the Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero who was tied to the CIA drug smuggling as well as the Iran-Contra affair.

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