Pew, Packard Foundations named in huge document leak called the “Panama Papers”

An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents, called the “Panama Papers“, has revealed the hidden financial dealings of some of the world’s wealthiest people, as well as 12 current and former world leaders and 128 more politicians and public officials around the world. More than 200,000 companies, foundations and trusts are contained in the leak of information which came from a little-known but powerful law firm based in Panama called , whose files include the offshore holdings of drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders – and wrongdoing galore. The law firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, which can be legally used to hide the ownership of assets. The data includes emails, contracts, bank records, property deeds, passport copies and other sensitive information dating from 1977 to as recently as December 2015. Read the article here 07:59

  • Ec Newell Man

    So a financial thriller that could have been penned by Martin Bodenham (It has already in the Geneva Connection) which has bottom feeding low life’s like Mexican Cartels, human traffickers, terrorist and arms dealers, using one powerful foreign based law firm – Mossack Fonseca, that some well known and very high level politicians are using and taking advantage of over the past four decades…..

    C’mon, is this big news after what the likes of one computer programmer Ed Snowden, released on NSA surveillance and snooping capabilities of and on electronic data collection?

    Again, what is the big story here on the uber-rich rogues and for some countries, very well connected at the highest levels of their government taking advantage of tax havens (legal)….well other than where some of these uber-rich rogues and very well connected politicians got their initial riches from?

    Questions do abound as this so called “leak” just now released which was being investigated by journalist (seems none here in the US since we have no investigative journalist anymore) and foreign news organizations, has being going on for some time with one countries top bankers in Iceland, already being given involuntary extended vacations in orange one piece jump suits (so called banking improprieties – who knew bankers would do such things?).

    Or for that matter, with these financial shenanigans being conducted by some of the top world leaders not leading to a perp-walk out of lovely United Nations via Interpol….no wonder why the top leader of China, a supposed “corruption-buster” is on very, very thin ice lately (normally this doesn’t end well for this person and his family in that country)…..

    Why should anyone be surprised when the names of some of the most well known US based philanthropic foundations are co-mingled with the “Whose-Who” list of foreign heads of state being posted since they all travel on the same wine-sipping, brie-eating and vacation-taking circuit, and that this is how the game is actually played with the big boys using middle-men and women with “funny money”, currency manipulation, money laundering, and pay for play with politicians in influencing legislation and/or government policies? Sounds like what goes on with our own Federal Reserve on a day to day basis!

    No, no….nothing should surprise us other than not one US national or politician, or fortune 500 corporation being exposed on the list….and/or maybe the reasons for the leak being possibly influenced by some uber-rich foreign rogue for greater personal gains for himself or one nation for its own self-enriching interests?

    In the fiction genre, and if this was just “make believe”, it would make for some page turning reading and a Hollywood blockbuster of a movie…..but the scary part is that this is real life on how rigged the money game with the banking system and tax laws actually is.

    • Borehead

      As usual, there is a back story, Ec, and that is the ENGO involvement of protecting their masters. As usual, its always not getting the full story!

  • Borehead

    PROTECTING THEIR OWNERS
    Finally, for those curious why not a single prominent US name features in the list above, the reason may be found within the snapshot of the non-profit ICIJ’s “funding supporters”:

    Recent ICIJ funders include: Adessium Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Fritt Ord Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Ford Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and Waterloo Foundation.

    And then, at the bottom of the Panama Papers disclosure site we again find Open Society which, as everyone knows, is another name for George Soros.

  • andrew

    I just love how the personal details are buried in thick mud.
    Can anyone get personal names for donations to PEW group, or is there a paper trail so long it is impossible?
    Which companies? Which individuals?
    It is very well hidden.