US charges four individuals in 'Panama Papers' tax evasion scheme

  • Three employees and a client affiliated with a law firm connected to the massive leak of offshore financial data known as the "Panama Papers" were charged in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday.
  • They are accused of a decades-long scheme to defraud the United States.
  • The U.S. Justice Department said that three of the four people charged have been arrested.
The sign in front of the building that houses Mossack Fonseca in Panama City. The law firm has been at the center of the Panama Papers scandal.
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The sign in front of the building that houses Mossack Fonseca in Panama City. The law firm has been at the center of the Panama Papers scandal.

Three employees and a client affiliated with a law firm connected to the massive leak of offshore financial data known as the "Panama Papers" were charged in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday, accused of a decades-long scheme to defraud the United States.

The U.S. Justice Department said that three of the four people charged have been arrested. The fourth defendant, a lawyer who worked for the law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co., remains at large.