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Panama Papers: 486 Dominican companies in offshore scandal

Santo Domingo.- On the list of more than 214,000 offshore companies that figure on the biggest journalistic filtration in history, released by the International Consortium of Journalists (ICIJ) and includes 486 companies registered in the Dominican Republic .

In the investigation involving 140 world politicians and officials, mentions 57 clients, 67 beneficiaries and 192 Dominicans shareholders.

The information in the Panama Papers related to the 11.5 million leaked documents of the law firm Mossack Fonseca was published by the Irish Times, one of the official partners in the media probe.

The information is contained in a map of numerical data, and doesn’t include the names of companies, shareholders, customers and beneficiaries in the country.

Nonetheless, in the database published by the ICIJ through link is disclosed the list of 16 officers and key customers, as well as offshore entities linked.

Same list?

Coincidentally several media published the same list of people and/or Dominican companies in February 2015, which echoes the scandal linked to offshore accounts, as it appears in the database in Switzerland’s HSBC Bank.

The names: Bando de Desarrollo del Este, SA, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Catalina Yangüela de Rodríguez, Charles Fort, Eduardo Martín Duarte, Gonzalo Corral, Joel Jelderks, José A. Rodríguez Yangüela, José María López Coira, Laura Rodríguez Yangüela and Luis Rodríguez Yangüela. Also figuran Massimiliano Ferretti, Mouchen Tun, Ola Johannes Lind (three times), Patricia Salazar and Tomás Rodríguez Yangüela.

Accessing the online information leads to identifying which offshores are in that list of companies and individuals, and their addresses as well.

The list is formed by individuals and/or companies in Greater Santo Domingo, with links to companies registered in the British Virgin Islands, the United States and other countries.

The group of media notes that the data doesn’t mean, suggest or imply that individuals, companies or other entities identified have violated the law or acted improperly.

Furthermore, in the link “Where are the customers?,” Dominican Republic figures with 10 registered customers, but doesn’t identify them by name.

Source: DT

April 5, 2016

Category: DR News |

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