Even though, as we said in our previous post, the starting role in today’s record document leak should be that of Mossack Fonseca (and its heir apparent, Rothschild, operating out of Reno, NV) the general population is far more curious to learn which names will emerge as a result of this historic crackdown involving 11 million documents and 2,600 gigabytes of data.
And while the full disclosure effort will take months, if not years, here courtesy of Fusion, is a data map of the intersection between clients, shareholders, companies and agents who have used Mossack Fonseca’s services.
From Fusion: “the map represents just over a third of all the data we have access to through the leak. We’ve chosen to show you 115,373 of the most connected entities so you can see how, in many case, individuals are actually related in some way.
What does that say? It tells us that the people who create shell companies through Mossack Fonseca move in similar circles.
You will notice the option to select, “Leticia Montoya”, who is a Mossack Fonseca employee. Through the documents we have connected her with at least 10,000 companies as a stand-in director or shareholder. Ms Montoya earns around $900 a month in the HR department of the company.
The other option is to see companies that are in some way connected with the United States.
The Mossack Fonseca Universe:
Meanwhile, for those who enjoy primary data, the full universe of currently available source documents is available at the following link. Based on a recent Wikileaks tweet, more may be becoming available soon.
Should we release all 11 million #PanamaPapers so everyone can search through them like our other publications?
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 3, 2016
Finally, today is not the first time that Mossack Fonseca had made prominent headlines. Here is a Vice report from December 2014 with “The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators”
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