Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The investigation on the Panamahärvan goes on – Västerbottens-kuriren (the Courier)

The four major banks have received letters from the financial supervisory authority (FI), as part of a study on money laundering and terrorfinansiering after Panamahärvan, writes Svenska Dagbladet.

— We tell you what we have found. The banks may now check the facts and say if they want to add something. They have a number of weeks to respond, said FI’s director general Erik Thedéen, to the newspaper.

He can not comment on if the FI have found something in all four of the banks as secrecy applies until FI decides if the authority shall proceed with the case, and if any sanction will be up to date.

How long that will take is hard to know.

— It is like an investigation. It is not possible to say the exact timetables, it depends on what it will produce for the facts and the issues that will come back to us, ” says Erik Thedéen.

The so-called Panamaläckan shows skatteplanerade activities from 1977 to 2015. The disclosure shows how the Panamabaserade the law firm Mossack Fonseca, by registering an anonymous letterbox companies, helped clients to evade tax in many different countries around the world.


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