|Panama Attorney Ramses Owens|
HARALD JOACHIM VON DER GOLTZ, a wealthy German national that formerly resided in the United States, has entered a guilty plea to multiple counts, including money laundering, in US District court in New York, in a case that was exposed by the disclosures published in Panama Papers. Von Der Goltz formed opaque offshore shell companies, in Panama and the British Virgin Islands (BVI), using the services of Panama attorney RAMSES OWENS, then a partner at Mossack Fonseca & Co., which rendered advice to its dodgy clients, facilitating money laundering, tax evasion, placing the proceeds of corruption, and a number of other criminal acts. the Mossack firm was brought down by the Panama Papers disclosures, and the name partners charged with criminal conduct.
Von Der Goltz, who reportedly also held dual citizenship in Guatemala, was formerly a resident of Key Biscayne, Florida. he pled guilty to:
(1) Conspiracy to Commit Tax Evasion.
(2) Wire Fraud.
(3) Money Laundering Conspiracy.
(4) Willful Failure to File required reports.
(5) Making False Statements.
Readers who wish further details on this case may access the Superseding Indictment against Von Der Goltz, and others here. The case Number is 18-Cr-693 (SDNY).