New Panama leaks: Messi, Najib’s brother own offshore companies
PANAMA CITY (92 News) – After two years, a fresh document leak from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed new financial details about an array of global elites.
As per details garnered, Nizam, the brother of Mr Najib Razak, was named in the leaked documents to own Everbright Universal Holdings Limited, with his intermediary named as Credit Suisse Trust Ltd (Singapore) which provides financial services.
New Panama Papers leaked documents show Lionel Messi also owns offshore companies. The documents also show Mossack Fonseca scrambling to contain the fallout from the leak and identify its own clients.
Earlier, The 1.2 million documents date from a few months before April 2016, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and more than 100 media partners published the initial Panama Papers stories, and continue through December 2017. The documents were leaked to Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with ICIJ.
Mossack Fonseca’s founders, Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, did not reply to specific questions from ICIJ or its partners. The lawyers issued a press release in June that said the law firm, its employees and its founders were never involved in unlawful acts. They did not respond to requests for comment.