New Batch of Leaked Panama Papers Available Today

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New leaked Panama Papers documents will be available to the public today at 2PM EDT on the official ICIJ website.

The papers will be in a searchable database that allows researchers to look for certain keywords and sort through the massive trove of documents with ease.

“On May 9 at 2 p.m. EDT the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will be adding to this database information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers investigation,” states an alert on the website.

“There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts,” the group elaborates. “We do not intend to suggest or imply that any persons, companies or other entities included in the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly.”

Though the ICIJ reiterates that some of the revealed offshore trusts could be legal and explainable, numerous world leaders, businessmen, and celebrities have been caught out with mysterious offshore accounts, prompting a public outrage since the last leak.

Then-Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, was forced to resign after he was linked to an offshore company, and the leaks have embarrassed and put pressure on other notable individuals such as British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Hollywood icon Jackie Chan, professional soccer player Lionel Messie, and “at least” 500 notable Indians, prompting India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch his own internal investigation.


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