Attorney General Levi Peter “not excited” about ‘Panama Papers’ now under worldwide media discussion
Attorney General, Levi Peter says he is “not excited” about any revelations coming from the ‘Panama Papers’ now under worldwide media discussions.
However, he said on state-owned DBS Radio’s ‘Talking Point’ on Monday morning, if requests are made to Dominica concerning the papers, they will be dealt with in a professional manner.
Mr Peter said, “So if I get a request for assistance, I will deal with the request in a professional manner, but it’s not something I should get excited about, I don’t think.”
The Panama Papers is the largest ever release of secret offshore companies and the people behind them. The 11-million documents were leaked from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. They show how the company has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax and show the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. They have been connected to a staggering number of high-profile names from around the globe.
The full database expected to be published today, May 9, 2016, is expected to include information about more than 200,000 companies, trusts, foundations and funds incorporated in 21 tax havens, from Hong Kong to Nevada in the United States.
It has been reported that the database will include information on more than 68 companies showing owners from Dominica. The information was expected to be published at https://offshoreleaks.icij.org on May 9, at 2 pm EDT (1800 UTC).
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