Panama Papers backfires on left-wing, Green party donor now named

The left-wing have gone all in on the Panama papers thinking it would bring harm raining down on the Prime Minister,

Unfortunately it has turned into somewhat of an own goal because Greenpeace International, Amnesty International and the Red Cross are all named in the database that the left-wing and the Media party have all told us contains loads of dodgy people and behaviour.

And it gets even better…a Green party donor has been named.

Green Party donor has been listed in the database of the Panama Papers documents leak.

Kiwi rich-lister Forbes Herbert Elworthy was named in the offshore leaks documents, associated with a Singapore trust and entities in the British Virgin Islands.

Elworthy donated $15,000 to the Green Party in 2011 during the election campaign.

The Craigmore station owner was named along with other members of the Elworthy family as being associated with offshore trusts.  

When contacted Elworthy said that he had no knowledge of any association of his name with the Panama Papers.

“I believe you may have accessed information on the ICIJ database which has been in the public domain for three years. It is incorrect to associate my name with the Panama Papers. I am a New Zealand citizen, but live in the UK where I spend the majority of my time. I own a farming company in my personal name in New Zealand and not through any family trust. The Elworthy family do have international investments but these are not held via New Zealand trusts,” Elworthy said adding that he would not comment further on this matter.

His sister Josephine Elsworthy confirmed that her brother had a number of offshore trusts, and that she had been incorrectly named as a settlor by an Asian wealth management firm Portcullis.

The “ROTJ Trust” listed on the database was Forbes’ family trust.

My understanding is that his family trust is domiciled in Singapore because the fees are much less,” she said.

There were implications with her brother’s move to England, and it was easy for him to set one up because he was in Singapore for business frequently.

See the problem with Nicky Hager’s approach to scandals. He’s created and laundered more stolen information and is now, with his media pals setting about maligning and smearing innocent people.

Well it is backfiring.

Any day now some media are going to find themselves on the receiving end of a substantial and debilitating law suit.


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