Law Firm Warns Against 'Panama Papers' Being Released Online

Posted: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:45am

The law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal said recently it has issued a cease-and-desist letter to a journalists' collective urging it not to release online a trove of documents plundered from its computer servers.

Mossack Fonseca issued the letter to the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists stressing the information was stolen and its release would breach attorney-client privilege.

The ICIJ has announced it will put online many -- but not all -- of the 11.5 million documents it obtained from a German newspaper, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which received them from an anonymous source.

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