(Halldor Kolbeins/Agence France-Presse)The Panama Papers — a huge leak of documents detailing the alleged secret offshore holdings of a global elite — were released in April 2016. But despite the public outcry last April, Iceland’s new prime minister was also named in the Panama Papers. The Panama Papers consist of 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. (Deirdra O'Regan/The Washington Post)Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the conservative Independence Party, became Iceland’s new head of government on Tuesday. Benediktsson’s inclusion in the Panama Papers stemmed from the fact that he once had a stake in an offshore investment firm in Seychelles.
Source: Washington Post January 11, 2017 06:01 UTC