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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Paradise Papers leak implicates world figures and major corporations

After the Panama Leaks, we now have the “Paradise Papers”: A new series of leaks focusing on alleged tax dodging by leading politicians, business figures and corporations were revealed in what is being dubbed as the “Paradise Papers.” The focus of the leak is Appleby, a law firm that provides offshore services in the tax havens of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey.

Who just got dinged? Just about everyone, it seems, including the Queen of England, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Glencore and a very badly timed connection between a member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leak, obtained by German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung, topped headlines across international news outlets on Monday. You can go dig deeper into the papers here.

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