Panama Papers law firm threatens legal action
11 May 2016, 12:17
Panama City – The Panamanian law firm at the centre of the huge
trove of leaked documents detailing offshore financial dealings says it will
take legal action against an international consortium of journalists.
The Mossack Fonseca firm said in statement on Tuesday that it had
asked the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to stop
publishing information from the documents that it has said were obtained
through a computer hack.
On Monday, the consortium published information about some 200 000
offshore entities in a searchable database. It said that did not imply all
those mentioned violated the law.
The firm says that in addition to being obtained illegally, the
data is full of errors.
The consortium has published a number of stories detailing how
world leaders, celebrities and businesses use such entities to hide money.