Panama Papers: UK probe launched into 22 suspected tax evaders

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‘The government’s Panama Papers taskforce has opened criminal and civil investigations into 22 people suspected of tax evasion based on information contained in the Mossack Fonseca leaks.

Another 43 “high net worth individuals” have been placed under special review while their links to the leak are investigated, Chancellor Philip Hammond said in a written statement to MPs.

The cross-agency taskforce was established by former Prime Minister David Cameron in April to analyze the 11.5 million documents leaked from the secretive Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.’

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