After the revelations of the Panama Papers are initiated in around 150 cases of criminal tax proceedings or ongoing procedures have been supported. The tax revenues were nationwide with 4.2 million euros, said Hesse’s Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer (CDU). Hesse evaluates nationwide leader the results of the financial flows in the Central American tax haven. Responsible for an eight-member team of investigators from the tax administration in Kassel and the Federal criminal police office (BKA) has, since one and a half years.

Datenleak in the case of an administrator of a letter box company in Panama and had brought three years ago, according to research by the international media, top politicians, business people and celebrities in the world in distress. Overall, it should go to 11.5 million documents of about 214.000 letter-box companies, which were founded by a law firm from Panama. The Federal criminal police office had bought the Panama Papers in the summer of 2017 in the fight against money laundering and tax fraud.

the beginning of April, NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that worldwide there have been arrears of the equivalent of more than a billion euros. In Germany alone had so far come to around 150 million euros, it said.

Many procedures are not yet complete, said the Hessian Minister of Finance Schäfer to this number, which he confirmed. But he expected that the current tax will increase more profit of 4.2 million euros “significant”.

the beginning of 2018 had cancelled the EU-the Minister of Finance of Panama from its blacklist of tax havens. The country had previously insured, and to examine its tax practices and, where appropriate, to adapt.