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Not sure what to make of the Pandora papers that have doxed world leaders, the rich and famous along with a bunch of entitled entities much like the Panama papers of years past.

One odd thing I noticed is that every main stream media and left leaning group is out front and center on this story with very few conservative or right wing outlets weighing in on this as of yet. Are they ignoring it or still digesting the deluge of data?

Is this a coordinated doxing for political effect? Many of those mentioned in the papers aren’t on the right. Is the left cleaning house and ejecting anyone they think won’t fall into line?

I am all for outing cheats and frauds no matter the political spectrum but something does not pass the stink test.

Post new items or weigh in on your thoughts. I have a feeling this is going to last more than a few news cycles.
 

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Not sure what to make of the Pandora papers that have doxed world leaders, the rich and famous along with a bunch of entitled entities much like the Panama papers of years past.

One odd thing I noticed is that every main stream media and left leaning group is out front and center on this story with very few conservative or right wing outlets weighing in on this as of yet. Are they ignoring it or still digesting the deluge of data?

Is this a coordinated doxing for political effect? Many of those mentioned in the papers aren’t on the right. Is the left cleaning house and ejecting anyone they think won’t fall into line?

I am all for outing cheats and frauds no matter the political spectrum but something does not pass the stink test.

Post new items or weigh in on your thoughts. I have a feeling this is going to last more than a few news cycles.
If there is a story about the whereabouts of the Clintons assets, that would be interesting.
 

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PANDORA PAPERS | A GLOBAL INVESTIGATION

BILLIONS HIDDEN BEYOND REACH​

Trove of secret files details opaque financial universe where global elite shield riches from taxes, probes and accountability

By Greg Mille, Debbie Cenziper and Peter Whoriskey

Oct. 3, 2021

A massive trove of private financial records shared with The Washington Post exposes vast reaches of the secretive offshore system used to hide billions of dollars from tax authorities, creditors, criminal investigators and — in 14 cases involving current country leaders — citizens around the world.

The revelations include more than $100 million spent by King Abdullah II of Jordan on luxury homes in Malibu, Calif., and other locations; millions of dollars in property and cash secretly owned by the leaders of the Czech Republic, Kenya, Ecuador and other countries; and a waterfront home in Monaco acquired by a Russian woman who gained considerable wealth after she reportedly had a child with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Other disclosures hit closer to home for U.S. officials and other Western leaders who frequently condemn smaller countries whose permissive banking systems have been exploited for decades by looters of assets and launderers of dirty money.

The files provide substantial new evidence, for example, that South Dakota now rivals notoriously opaque jurisdictions in Europe and the Caribbean in financial secrecy. Tens of millions of dollars from outside the United States are now sheltered by trust companies in Sioux Falls, some of it tied to people and companies accused of human rights abuses and other wrongdoing.

The details are contained in more than 11.9 million financial records that were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and examined by The Post and other partner news organizations. The files include private emails, secret spreadsheets, clandestine contracts and other records that unlock otherwise impenetrable financial schemes and identify the individuals behind them.