Company Mossack Fonseca states that suffered a hacker attack
Panamanian law firm was in the midst of a huge scandal, which cast a shadow over a few world leaders. On Tuesday, the company said that the company was a victim of hacker attacks, and filed a complaint with public prosecutors.
Partner-founder Ramon Fonseca states that created the company Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in the discovery of offshore companies that do not break the law and that all the company’s operations were lawful. And while the company has never destroyed documents and nobody helped evade taxes or launder money, he added in an interview with Reuters.
Company e-mails, excerpts of which were published in the investigation of the American International Consortium of investigative journalism and other media have been “taken out of context” and misinterpreted, he added.
“We rule out the possibility that it was done by the company’s employees. It’s not a leak. This hacking “- Fonseca said in the company’s headquarters in the business district of Panama City. “We have a theory, and we are following it”, – he added.
“We have already sent a complaint to the office of the Attorney General, and the government agency is already studying the problem,” – he added.
Governments around the world have begun to explore possible financial wrongdoing rich and powerful of this world after the leak of more than 11.5 million documents over the last 40 years Mossack Fonseca.
Paper demonstrated financial agreement eminent personalities, including friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, relatives of Prime Ministers of the UK and Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Iceland, sigmundur davíð gunnlaugsson, resigned, becoming the first victims of the leak.
“The e-mails were taken out of context” – said Fonseca and named all happening “witch hunt.” He also bitterly called the scandal the whole result of journalistic activity in the pursuit of sensation.
“The only crime that has been proven – is hacking” – Fonseca said.
He said that the company’s staff of 500 people, 300 of whom work in Panama, but declined to comment on the activities of franchise law firms in other parts of the world.
Creation of the company could be worth about 700-1000 dollars, given the significant part of a government gathering. Over the past 40 years Mossack Fonseca opened about 250 000 companies.
He added that a lot cheaper to do business in Nevada. Business rules are constantly being tightened, and his company has always adhered to them.
“Fifteen years ago like it was and they judge us according to other standards”, – said Fonseca.
On Tuesday, France announced that it plans to make Central America in its blacklist on tax jurisdictions.
Alvaro Alemi, chief of staff of the Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, said at a press conference that the government could answer similar measures against France or any other country that would follow their example.
“It’s a tropical storm, so what are we in Panama as soon as he’s through, the sun will come out,” – said Fonseca. “I guarantee that we will be justified.”
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