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‘Panama Papers’ trial will begin eight years after the tax scandal.


Panama city: The “Panama Papers” tax evasion trial started eight years after the 2016 scandal exposed alleged tax evasion and money laundering by global elites.

The defendants, Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca Mora, are the founders of the now-defunct law firm Mossack Fonseca, which was at the epicentre of the 'Panama Papers scandal. They are now set to face trial for their alleged involvement in tax evasion and money laundering activities.

The leaked files from their company implicated influential figures, including billionaires, politicians, and even sports stars.

This trial is a significant event as it aims to hold some of the major players involved in one of the most critical financial breaches in history responsible.

The trial is expected to run until 26 April.



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