Four men have been charged in connection with the so-called Panama Papers. The indictment is the first of the US authorities, which goes back to the scandal. The Department of justice in Washington announced that the accused would be fraud, tax and money laundering accused. One of the German had been arrested last Monday in London, the other on 15. November in Paris. In addition, a U.S., Americans had been caught on Tuesday in Boston.

The state’s attorney of Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman said, according to the announcement, the defendants were employees or in one case, a customer of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. You year long in jail now met. You are supposed to have formed millions of dollars through Offshore accounts, funneled and shell companies to conceal assets and income from the US tax authorities.

April, 2016, an international network of journalists, including the newspaper süddeutsche Zeitung had reported, about 200,000 of the law firm Mossack Fonseca based letter-box ‘ companies, in which politicians, celebrities and athletes have their assets parked. The publication led to investigations around the world and to wash a debate on tax havens and money. The law firm Mossack Fonseca, had announced in last March, cease operation.