Mossack Fonseca founding partners arrested, plead innocent: reports

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The founding partners of the Panamanian law firm at the centre of last year’s “Panama Papers” expose have been arrested following a raid of the firm’s Panama City’s offices last week. Ramón Fonseca and Jürgen Mossack have both pleaded innocent to charges of money laundering, in connection with an investigation into a sprawling Brazilian bribery scandal, according to reports. In a statement, Panamanian attorney general Kenia Porcell said the law firm had allegedly worked with contacts in Brazil to destroy evidence related to those implicated in the bribery scandal, which is said to hav...

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