How many Kiwis are named in the Panama Papers?

The Labour opposition have made a huge song and dance over the Panama Papers. Trevor Mallard accused the Prime Minister of involvement in tax evasion and smearing endlessly has occurred in the media and in the parliament.

But how many people from New Zealand are named in the Panama Papers?

You’d think it was a massive number from the out-pouring of rage from the left and the Labour party as they tried to smear John Key.

So how many?  

Well it turns out none…no one, nothing, zilch, nada…zip.

Anonymous has released the complete list of people named in the Panama Papers and not a single Kiwi is named.

There are some interesting names:

Head of States:

  • Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
  • Salman, King of Saudi Arabia
  • Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi
  • Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Former Head of States:

  • Silvio Berlusconi, served four terms as Prime Minister of Italy

The North Korean fellow, Kim Chol Sam, Daedong Credit Bank representative based in Dalian and presumed high official, is likely already dead, just for being named.

Then there are the FIFA officials:

  • Juan Pedro Damiani, Uruguayan member of the FIFA Ethics Committee. Resigned on 6 April 2016.
  • Eduardo Deluca, former secretary general of CONMEBOL
  • Eugenio Figueredo, Uruguayan-American former president of CONMEBOL and vice president and member of the ethics committee of FIFA
  • Gianni Infantino, Swiss-Italian President of FIFA
  • Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, Argentine businessmen also implicated in the 2015 FIFA corruption case
  • Nicolás Leoz, former President of CONMEBOL
  • Michel Platini, French former president of UEFA
  • Jérôme Valcke, French former secretary general of FIFA

The real interesting and probably most dangerous on the list are those associated with organised crime. If I was on the ICIJ these are the ones I’d be staying mum on:

  • Marllory Chacón Rossell, Guatemalan drug trafficker
  • Jorge Milton Cifuentes-Villa, Colombian drug trafficker, head of the Cifuentes-Villa Drug Trafficking Organization and partner of Chapo Guzmán
  • Rafael Caro Quintero, Mexican drug trafficker and one of the founders of the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel
  • Iqbal Mirchi, right-hand man of India’s most wanted criminal, Dawood Ibrahim[129]
  • Gordon Parry, property dealer who was laundering money from the Brink’s-MAT robbery through a company called Feberion.

So, not a single Kiwi businessman, politician or anyone else named.

Andrew Little tabled his tax return in parliament for nothing, other than to prove he is a bad manager of money and has no assets other than a house. Further we know he earned around $2 million in the past 10 years and still has a mortgage.

This is the guy who wants to be PM.

Labour ran this hard on a hope and a prayer for some scandal, the Media party jumped right in too…and what has been proven? Nothing….other than labour clutch at straws.

 

– Anonymous


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