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Office of the Attorney General of the Nation will analyze the content of the Pandora Papers

Office of the Attorney General of the Nation will analyze the content of the Pandora Papers

In the Pandora Papers, mention is made of three former Panamanian presidents and the connection of a law firm with the supposed registry of corporations.
The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation reported that it is analyzing the content of the Pandora Papers published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), to verify if there is a basis for the initiation of a criminal investigation.

" In view of the constitutional and legal duty to prosecute crimes and violations of legal provisions, the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation is analyzing the content of the incipient information revealed so far in the journalistic publication, waiting for more elements to verify whether there is grounds for the initiation of a criminal investigation ”, quotes a statement from the Attorney General's Office.

New ICIJ research revealed that 35 world leaders, including 14 Latin Americans, used shell companies to avoid paying taxes.

Of the 14 Latin American leaders, 11 have already left power.

In the Pandora Papers, mention is made of three former Panamanian presidents and the connection of a law firm with the supposed registry of corporations.

" Aware of the interest that the issue has generated at the national and international level, the Public Ministry announces that all conduct with criminal nuances will be the subject of an objective investigation, which will include the practice of useful procedures to determine the existence of the crime and the identification of the participating authors ”, assured the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation.

The Attorney General's Office also assured that it will offer the international criminal cooperation required by other States and jurisdictions mentioned in the investigation.

The Panamanian law firm Alemán Cordero, Galindo & Lee (Alcogal), mentioned in the investigation, assured that it will collaborate openly with the Superintendence of Non-Financial Subjects, the Attorney General's Office and any other competent authority.

" As a law firm with 35 years of operations, we are the first interested in clarifying the conjectures, inaccuracies and falsehoods disseminated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, " said the Panamanian law firm.

For its part, the Panamanian Government has said that it is working to counteract the negative repercussions that may arise after the publication of the Pandora Papers.
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