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Four charged in Panama Papers investigation

Geoffrey Berman
Manhattan U.S. Attorney General Geoffrey Berman. Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

The Southern District of New York has charged four people in the Panama Papers investigation with wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and other offenses in connection to their roles with the scheme, Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News reports.

Details: Ramses Owens, Dirk Brauer, Richard Gaffey and Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz are being charged by the state attorney's office, and three of the four defendants have been arrested. Manhattan U.S. Attorney General Geoffrey Berman said the defendants went through "extraordinary lengths to circumvent U.S. tax laws" and each face years in prison for their crimes.

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