Menu
IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva

IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva

The arrest is part of investigation into millions of leaked documents

An IT worker at Mossak Fonseca, the company at the heart of the "Panama Papers" leak, was arrested Wednesday in Geneva.

The arrest was made as part of the investigation into the leak, which saw 11.5 million documents from the law firm leaked to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The documents detailed thousands of offshore companies set up by Mossak Fonseca on behalf of rich clients, sometimes for the purpose of tax avoidance.

The identity of the worker has not been released, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung reporter who led a year-long investigation into the documents said he did not believe the arrested worker was his source.

//

//

Still, a lawyer for Mossak Fonseca told Swiss newspaper Le Temps that the millions of documents were accessed and downloaded via the arrested worker's computer.

No other details were released. The newspaper quoted a lawyer for the arrested worker denying all charges.

The leak caused embarrassment for many, including politicians who had used the law firm to establish overseas companies to hold assets. Among the casualties was Iceland's prime minister, who resigned in April.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Female leaders honoured at Reseller News Women in ICT Awards in 2022

Female leaders honoured at Reseller News Women in ICT Awards in 2022

​Reseller News is proud to announce the winners of the Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in 2022, honouring female excellence within the technology channel following an industry-defining celebration in New Zealand.

Female leaders honoured at Reseller News Women in ICT Awards in 2022
Bumper channel crowd kicks off Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Bumper channel crowd kicks off Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

A record-breaking channel crowd came together to kick-start an expanded Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in 2022, honouring female excellence within the technology ecosystem following an industry-defining celebration in New Zealand.

Bumper channel crowd kicks off Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Show Comments