IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva
An IT worker at Mossak Fonseca, the company at the heart of the “Panama Papers” leak, was arrested Wednesday in Geneva.
The arrest was made as part of the investigation into the leak, which saw 11.5 million documents from the law firm leaked to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The documents detailed thousands of offshore companies set up by Mossak Fonseca on behalf of rich clients, sometimes for the purpose of tax avoidance.
The identity of the worker has not been released, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung reporter who led a year-long investigation into the documents said he did not believe the arrested worker was his source.