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Investigations on the basis of the Panama Papers leaked data provide Germany and other countries significant tax revenues. The Hesse's Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer, whose state of coordinated fiscal analysis, announced the discovery network should still be close. the By Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer Frederik Obermaier

Frederik Obermaier, Born in 1984, is a Senior editor in the Department of Investigative Research. He has studied in Eichstätt, Bogota, and Sana'a, political science, journalism, sociology, and economic geography and 2017/1018 Nieman was a Fellow at Harvard University. Obermaier is a member of the network Research and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer he initiated and coordinated the international research projects "the Panama Papers," and "the Paradise Papers", for which they won awards, including the Pulitzer prize, and (together with Vanessa Wormer) to Germany's "journalist of the year 2016" were elected. Obermaier always look forward to tips, Leaks, and information to national and international scandals from the world of politics and the economy. His PGP Key is 6CC724BE, Threema he can be reached at FPN4FKZE. For more contact options, please visit www.frederikobermaier.com.

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Bastian Obermayer, born in 1977, graduated from the German school of journalism, before that, he studied in Munich, politics, history of American culture and history. He was for seven years editor of the magazine, the süddeutsche Zeitung, since the summer of 2012, he has worked as an editor in the investigative Department of the süddeutsche Zeitung. He was awarded for his coverage of various awards. Actually, he always wanted to be a writer and a professional footballer. He is, after all, a Fan of TSV 1860 Munich.

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The investigations of the German authorities, in terms of Panama Papers to take to continue the journey. Hesse's Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer, whose state of coordinated fiscal analysis, said on Wednesday at a press conference in Frankfurt, you have almost 290 000 documents to more than 1500 Offshore company in tax authorities In the country and abroad-and the evaluation of the documents should still be close: "We are a service provider of tax fairness," said Schaefer.

The investigations are based on approximately 49 million documents, which had brought the Federal criminal police office (BKA) about two years ago in his possession. According to the BKA data, it represents the Panama Papers, which had been playing the süddeutsche Zeitung a few years ago. The SZ had not passed on the information to the authorities.

the"Valuable insights"

Finance Minister Schaefer also stated, the Panama Papers give "a valuable insight into the Goings-on of so-called tax havens". You have yet to achieve a nationwide tax earnings of around 4.2 million euros. However, the result was not representative, since the tax offices do not have to report their data to the evaluation team in Kassel back, is it from a shepherd's Ministry.

According to research of SZ, NDR and WDR have been achieved in Germany, the total additional income of around EUR 150 million, whereby a large part seems to be referring to penalty payments of several large banks, such as the Hypo-Vereinsbank and Commerzbank. Alone in North Rhine-Westphalia, the authorities on the basis of documents of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which stood in the centre of the Panama Papers have drove, around 126 million euros.

with dozens still under investigation. Worldwide

at the same Time also been calculated in other States for money laundering and other offences, such as in the case of the Munich public Prosecutor's office. A Munich legation was recently in Panama City, where the investigators of the two countries gave each other Material.

the work of The Munich-based Agency could be for a number of tax investigators in the world is crucial, because the investigators have, for the first time brought a key person to co-operation: a formerly leading member of the Mossack Fonseca from Germany. For the man, Dirk brewer, is interested in, among other things, also the American FBI.

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