Denmark is first country to pay out £1m for Panama Papers files to expose tax evaders

The government of Denmark has sanctioned the purchase of roughly 200,000 leaked Panama Papers documents, paying a massive DKK9m (£1m, $1.3m) for information it will now use to probe whether hundreds of Danes are guilty of tax evasion.

The nation’s tax minister, Karsten Lauritzen, has disclosed that an “anonymous source” approached the government over the summer and confirmed the purchased data – which has been verified as genuine by experts – related to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.Read More..

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