An ex-NFL player with a history of making borrowed money disappear. An American fraudster reportedly caught abroad with 547 diamonds and nine fake passports. An aspiring arms dealer who once negotiated with the genocidal Sudanese regime.
These are some of the Panama Papers-connected crooks that the public is learning about this afternoon.
As the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists launched its searchable database of more than 200,000 anonymous shell companies and their beneficial owners today, it also published a series of stories focusing on previously unrevealed U.S. and international wrongdoers linked to some of those shadowy companies.
All those companies, along with the secret details of who they really benefited, were maintained by Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm specializing in offshore corporations whose 11.5 million leaked internal documents were the basis of the Panama Papers investigation. Fusion is one of two English-language U.S. media partners to participate in…
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