Panama Papers: Denmark to pay $1.3M-plus for leaked data to probe tax evasion
Sat, 10/09/2016 - 23:59 — smashdracs
Tax officials in Denmark are reportedly paying an unknown source around £1 million (~$1.3M) for secret financial information on hundreds of Danish nationals.
Their names appear in the Panama Papers, leaked earlier this year, which consist of 11.5 million files from the database of Mossack Fonseca—the world's fourth biggest offshore law firm.
This is the first time, according to Danish newspaper Politiken, that Denmark has agreed to buy information on possible tax evaders in this way. Denmark also seems to be the first country to admit that it's acquiring data from a source with access to the leaked Mossack Fonseca documents.
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