Jürgen Mossack

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Jürgen Mossack
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Born
Jürgen Rolf Dieter Mossack[1]

(1948-03-20) 20 March 1948 (age 71)
Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
NationalityPanamian, German[1]
Alma materUniversidad Católica Santa María La Antigua
Known forco-founder of Mossack Fonseca
Parent(s)Erhard Mossack

Jürgen Rolf Dieter Mossack (born 20 March 1948) is a German-born Panamanian lawyer. He is the co-founder of Mossack Fonseca (along with Ramón Fonseca Mora), a former law firm headquartered in Panama City.

The Moccasck and his firm became globally known in 2016 when it found itself at the centre of the so-called Panama Papers affair, It uncovered the activities of the offshore finance industry. Mossack Fonseca set up more than 214,000 shell companies around the world, some of which were found to have been used for illegal purposes, including fraud and tax evasion.[2]

In 2017, he was arrested and jailed in February 2017.[3]

In March 2018, the firm announced it was shutting down.[4]

Gary Oldman played him in a Netflix movie about the Panama Papers titled The Laundromat (2019).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mossack Fonseca": Die Fließband-Fabrik für Briefkastenfirmen. Tagesschau, accessed 23 October 2019. (in German)
  2. "The Panama Papers: Exposing the Rogue Offshore Finance Industry". ICIJ. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  3. "Founders of Panama Papers Law Firm Arrested on Money Laundering Charges". icij.org. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. Slawson, Nicola (2018-03-14). "Mossack Fonseca law firm to shut down after Panama Papers tax scandal". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-11-04.