Book The Panama papers : breaking the story of how the rich and powerful hide their money / Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier.
Associated Name: Obermaier, Frederik, author.
Publication year: 2017.
Call Number HJ2336 .O2413 2017
Media class: Book
Edition: Revised edition.
Publisher: London : Oneworld
ISBN: 9781786070708 1786070707
"First published in the German language as Panama papers: Die Geschichte einer weltweiten Enthüllung."--Title page verso.
Translated from the German.
Extent: x, 390 pages ; 20 cm
"Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents revealing how the president of Argentina has sequestered millions of dollars of state money for private use. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in the secret world where complex networks of letterbox companies help the super-rich to hide their money. Faced with the contents of the largest data leak in history, they activate an international network of journalists to follow every possible line of inquiry. Operating in the strictest secrecy for over a year, they uncover cases involving European prime ministers and international dictators, emirs and kings, celebrities and aristocrats" -- Page 4 of cover.
Start -- Vladimir Putin's mysterious friend -- The shadow of the past -- Commerzbank and its lies -- Mossack Fonseca's role in the Syrian war -- From the Waffen-SS to the CIA and Panama -- The football factory -- On fishing, finding and fine art -- A view of the White House -- Sparks fly -- Fear and trepidation -- The Siemens millions -- 'Regarding my meeting with Harry Potter...' -- A secret meeting with Alpine views -- Mossfon Holdings -- Spirit of Panama -- The world is not enough -- The looting machine -- Secret meetings in the Komitèrom -- At the mercy of monsters -- The red nobility -- The gas princess and the chocolate king -- Those German banks -- A raid by the Vikings of finance -- Dead-end trails -- United by marriage, united by money -- Star, star, mega star -- The fourth man and FIFA -- The 99 per cent and the future of tax havens -- The cold heart of the offshore world -- Epilogue -- The revolution will be digitized : a statement by John Doe.