The Panama Papers and funding terror

The Panama Papers have exposed one of the largest financial crime scandals in history, as well-known names have been outed as using shell companies and offshore accounts to shield their wealth from their home governments. The Panama Papers —over 11 million documents leaked from Mossack Fonseca, one of the largest law firms in the world specializing in offshore accounts and incorporation of shell companies —show 200,000 international shell companies were formed for over 14,000 clients. Participants included 140 politicians and their families and over a dozen political leaders and celebrities, including soccer star Lionel Messi. Shima Baradaran Baughman, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, can speak on how the Panama Papers show how easy it is to finance terror using U.S. shell companies. She has authored several commentary pieces in the wake of the scandal’s emergence.
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