Denmark is buying a leaked data from the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, Taxation Minister announced. An anonymous offer was made to sell data which involves up to 600 Danish citizens, he informed.
This decision was attacked by the opposition parties. Germany, France and the UK are all believed to have paid for data but this may be the first time a government has agreed to pay for data leaked from the law firm involved in the Panama Papers.
“We must take the necessary measures in order to catch tax evaders who hide fortunes in, for instance, Panama. Therefore we agreed that it is wise to buy the material.”
The Panama Papers in earlier in April disclosed the hidden assets of hundreds VIPs. They listed more than 200,000 shell companies, foundations and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.