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Panama top lawyer sought by US

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A Panamanian lawyer, a key player in the Panama Papers scandal that muddied the country’s name around the world has been declared a fugitive from justice by the US Department of Justice.

Ramsés Owens, one of the brains behind the tax services offered by the now-defunct law firm Mossack Fonseca, is considered a fugitive for his reluctance to face charges against him for alleged electronic fraud, money laundering and fraud to evade taxes, among other crimes, Newsroom Panama reports.