This is our second article, naming current, and former, attorneys at the Panama City law firm of Mossack and Fonseca. We say former, because a number of the experienced lawyers at Mossack have not only jumped ship for other employment, some have gone so far as to delete any reference to the time they opened BVI corporations for corrupt PEPs, tax evaders, and drug traffickers at the law firm.
One former MF staff attorney told the press that he was only the Managing Director for a short while, that he had a minor role, and that he swiftly resigned, some time ago. A quick look at the ICIJ materials, however,showed him as the designated intermediary for many companies that were formed at MF.
After the end of the Second World War, German soldiers who had served in the Schutzstaffel, the SS, were designated as war criminals, and subject to punishment, by military tribunals. The Mossack Fonseca attorneys all participated in what many consider organized crime, a racketeer-influenced criminal organization. They are all tainted, for their role in hiding their dirty clients, and their money, behind opaque bearer share companies, and counterfeit foundations. They do not deserve to lateral into legitimate law firms, where they may be tempted to contact their old clientele, and endanger their new employers, with criminal activity, at a new location.
LUIS A QUIEL
AUSTIN CHEUNG a/k/a ZHANG XIAODONE