Everybody has recognized the schemes of tax evasions with the names of world leaders after the scandalous publication of the so-called "Panama Papers”. US Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation.
According to The Guardian, Preet Bharara, an American attorney and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will investigate this resonance case. He became famous after initiating a number of high-profile investigations of wheeler-dealer finance cases.
Bharara's office sends out agents to more than 25 countries to investigate suspects of arms, narcotics traffickers and terrorists. After their detention, the agents bring them to Manhattan to face charges.
Bharara asks the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for detailed information that will be used in the investigation.
The establishment of "offshore scandal" inquiry commission was approved by the European Parliament.
The Panama Papers are a set of 11.5 million confidential documents detailing information about more than 214,000 offshore companies compiled by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca, including the identities of the company’s shareholders and directors.
At the time of publication, the papers identified five the then heads of state or government leaders from Argentina, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates as well as government officials, close relatives, and close associates of various heads of government of more than forty other countries.
The Papers identified Putin's relatives, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and others.