Two years after their very public arrest, the criminal cases against Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca remain in limbo, and experienced Panama watchers believe that the two name partners' case will never go to trial. it seems the law firm of Mossack & Fonseca performed confidential services for a number of officials in the current government, including the sitting President of Panama, and if they are forced to name names at trial, several high-level officials presently holding office will have their corrupt acts exposed. Do not expect to see them pay for their crimes, as Panama's corrupt judicial system operates on a cash-and-carry basis for bribes, which are paid to judges, prosecutors, and even legal secretaries.
Just as important is the present status of all those attorneys, paralegal assistants, secretaries and overseas satellite office managers of M & F, who formed the anonymous companies, and hid client assets, many of whom simply deleted Mossack from their resumés, and moved on, in other Panama City law firms. Did they take some of the firm's prized clients with them ? One must assume that to be the case, due to the personal relationship some of the Mossack staff had with their dodgy clientele. We have previously identified most of the M & F alumni, in prior articles on this blog; use the white search box to locate them.
Will the Mossack Fonseca criminal case die for lack of prosecution ? We cannot say, but it certainly is beginning to look that way.