One of the biggest databases of leaked documents is hitting the Internet, and what lies within is a massive and complicated web of corporate ownership that spans the globe.
The Panama Papers contain more than 11.5 million files, analyzed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and scores of reporters across dozens of countries. The new data dump, which goes online Monday at 2 p.m. ET, is just part of the picture, detailing the relationships between individuals, companies and offshore entities.
Think of it as a searchable corporate registry. But in this case, it’s a network made up of hundreds of thousands of individuals and companies, with seemingly endless links criss-crossing from Australia to Zimbabwe. The question now is which of these links can be used to prove the companies involved were attempting to hide massive wealth overseas.
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