Corrupt Local Officials Ignored DEA Evidence Against Panama Papers Law Firm In 2009

The money laundering and tax evasion operations conducted for clients by the so called Panama Papers law firm of Mossack Fonseca were an open secret in Panama City, but local law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors never brought charges against the firm, and it is alleged that the reason was the regular payment of bribes and hush money to the officials charged with enforcing the law.

In 2009, three whistleblowers, two retired US government agents, and the third a former US government contractor, delivered a white paper to the Panama office of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), detailing overwhelming evidence of money laundering at Mossack Fonseca. The evidence, coming from trusted sources, was damning, and was more than sufficient to support criminal charges in at least three jurisdictions.

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Corrupt local officials ignored DEA evidence against Panama Papers law firm in 2009

MIAMI - The money laundering and tax evasion operations conducted for clients by the so called Panama Papers law firm of Mossack Fonseca were an open secret in Panama City, but local law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors never brought charges against the firm, and it is alleged that the reason was the regular payment...


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