Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

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    Apr 03, 2016 8:39 PM GMT
    Putin's corruption has long been suspected and, of course, he has always brushed off such allegations, but it seems the evidence is now a little closer to home.

    Panama Papers: Putin associates linked to 'money laundering'

    Concert cellist Sergei Roldugin has known Vladimir Putin since they were teenagers and is godfather to the president's daughter Maria.

    On paper, Mr Roldugin has personally made hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from the suspicious deals.

    But documents from Mr Roldugin's companies state that: "The company is a corporate screen established principally to protect the identity and confidentiality of the ultimate beneficial owner of the company."

    The cellist has previously told reporters that he is not a businessman. His involvement in the complex offshore deals will raise suspicion that he is simply acting as a front for someone else.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35918845

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    Apr 04, 2016 2:21 AM GMT
    Christ, he's the former head of the KGB. What idiot would merely "suspect" Putin?
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    Apr 06, 2016 2:48 PM GMT
    the Panama Papers are the results of a leak from one off shore law office Mossack Fonseca.

    you know its hot as Iceland's Prime Minister yesterday resigned over this

    just odd there are no or few Americans on the list but the leak was massive like 11 million documents. You know Trump is thanking his baby jesus.

    maybe the leaked law office just did not do business in dollars. but a leak out of a law office could be anything, even on purpose.


    reference:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/panama-papers/why-are-americans-not-included-panama-papers-n551081

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35954224

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    Apr 06, 2016 5:15 PM GMT
    ^
    Where was it that Trump had his yacht registered? The Bahamas? He's probably squirreling his dodgy dollars in the same place.
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    Apr 06, 2016 5:38 PM GMT
    pellaz saidYou know Trump is thanking his baby jesus.

    Isn't the baby jesus phrase something the French use? I heard the full phrase was something like baby jesus in velvet pants.