The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax and avoid sanctions.
The papers belonged to Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca and were leaked by a source simply known as ‘John Doe’. The company denies any wrongdoing.
Last week it issued a ‘cease and desist’ order to prevent the database being made public but the organisation that has the documents, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, went ahead.
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Source: New Age