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The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money

Category: Book
By (author): Obermaier, Frederik
By (author): Obermayer, Bastian
Subject:  HISTORY / Modern / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  TRUE CRIME / White Collar Crime
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Published: July 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.73in x 6.12in x 1.03in
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From The Publisher*With precision and purpose, THE PANAMA PAPERS is what 'Follow the Money' means." -Bob Woodward, The Washington Post Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents revealing how the president of Argentina has sequestered millions of dollars of state money for private use. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Suddeutsche journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in the secret world where complex networks of letterbox companies help the super-rich to hide their money. Faced with the contents of the largest data leak in history, they activate an international network of journalists to follow every possible line of inquiry. Operating in the strictest secrecy for over a year, they uncover cases involving European prime ministers and international dictators, emirs and kings, celebrities and aristocrats. The real-life thriller behind the story of the century, The Panama Papers is an intense, unputdownable account that proves, once and for all, that there exists a small elite living by a different set of rules and blows their secret world wide open. "
Review Quote*The biggest leak in the history of data journalism." - Edward Snowden "The authors expose a shockingly corrupt system ... A maddening, important indictment of the shadow economy that flourishes even as the legitimate economy suffers.' - Kirkus Reviews "THE PANAMA PAPERS is a tale of fearless and careful reporting by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier ... How to follow the money - the lesson of the Watergate investigation a generation ago - has been given a reboot for the age of globalisation with this commendable account." -Financial Times "Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, the authors of this powerful, lucid, book, show us how the very rich hide their money... They should make journalists proud - and may even help to make the world a better place." -New Statesman "With precision and purpose, THE PANAMA PAPERS is what 'Follow the Money' means." -Bob Woodward, The Washington Post "This is the inside story of how governments, corporations and organised crime groups have used the secret world of offshore jurisdictions to engage in systematic cheating and thieving. It's an almost perfect tale for the 21st century - the failure of democracy, the triumph of commercial power and greed, greed, greed.' - Nick Davies, special correspondent, The Guardian "
Biographical NoteFrederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer are award-winning investigative journalists at the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's largest broadsheet. The first people to have access to the Panama papers, they were previously part of the international team of journalists who revealed the Offshore Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks and Swiss Leaks. Frederik and Bastian live in Munich.