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Dominican Republic would send investigators to Panama as probe widens

Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Wednesday said prosecutors would be sent to Panama if necessary, to investigate offshore companies linked to the Dominican Republic.

He said the issue of alleged tax evasion in which Dominican companies are cited is a high priority.

The official saideverything the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will disclose next May 9 is very important for him, because they could be key elements to start an investigation.

Dominguez said Panama authorities have expressed willingness to cooperate with the Dominican Republic and work to respond to his request for information. “For me it is very important what can emerge from that investigation and the reports which the journalists’ association is responsible for the investigation would disclose.”

The ICIJ on Tuesday announced it will publish a database with information on more than 200,000 offshores, as part of the investigation known as the Panama Papers.

Source: DT

April 28, 2016

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