According to preliminary results released Sunday by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists evening (ICIJ) with “Le Monde” and “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, a thousand French are concerned. Little provisional list.
Jérôme Cahuzac . While his trial for tax evasion and money laundering was postponed to September, the former French budget minister disgraced in 2013, appears in the “Panama Papers”. According to the ICIJ, Jérôme Cahuzac had an account with Mossack Fonseca as the owner of Cerman Group Limited, a company based in the Seychelles since 2009. A company closed in January 2015.
Michel Platini Suspended from all football-related activities, Michel Platini relied on lawyers Mossack Fonseca to administer Balney Enterprises Corp., an offshore company established in Panama 6 December 2007 “, slightly less than after his election to the head of UEFA, says “Le Monde”. “I live in Switzerland since 2007, all my accounts, all my investments and bank accounts are known to the Swiss authorities,” he did answer his communicator Jean-Christophe Alquier.
Jerome Valcke Former Secretary General of FIFA, Jerome Valcke the French was suspended twelve years by the ethics committee of the international federation. The former right arm Sepp Blatter was according to shareholder Umbelina SA, domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and established in 2013 to buy a yacht, the “Jade Mary,” believes “Le Monde”. “Me really taking you to a mobster? This boat is all that there is more legal, said as part of property that I own, “assured Jerome Valcke.
Vladimir Putin . According to the revelations of the “world,” the Russian president and his entourage amassed for years millions of euros taken from public money. These men, from St. Petersburg, have pooled their money, turned into assets invested abroad, with the help of Mossack Fonseca. “Nearly a billion euros were channeled to the Caribbean between 2009 and 2011 through front companies,” says “The world”.
Patrick Henri Devillers . Involved in Chinese political and legal scandal, the French architect is subject, as “associate”, a chapter of “Panama Papers” published by ICIJ. The French would have helped, through an offshore company, the wife of Bo Xilan, former Chinese leader, sentenced to life in prison for embezzlement and abuse of power, to buy a villa in the south of France.
Lionel Messi The Argentine footballer is being prosecuted in Spain for tax evasion. No surprise therefore if his name appears in the thousands of documents that have leaked from Mossack Fonseca. At issue this time, according I’ICIJ, a Panamanian company, Mega Star Enterprises Inc., of which he would be the owner with his father. To give to the Spanish justice a new grist.
Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Prince , decorated with the Legion of Honour by François Hollande in early March. UBS would have used offshore companies services to open accounts in the name of the heir to the Saudi crown ensures ICIJ.