Another Panama Papers launderer jail bound

Panama lawyers Mossack and Fonseca

 
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A 76-year-old accountant from Massachusetts was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in prison for tax evasion, money laundering and wire fraud.

Gaffey was also sentenced to two years probation, according to a press release from the US Justice Department.

Judge Richard Berman of the Southern District Court of New York also ordered the confiscation of

$5.4 million, the payment of a compensation of $ 3.4 million and a fine of $25,000.

Gaffey, who had pleaded guilty on February 28, was charged at the end of 2018, along with the Germans Harald Joachim von der Goltz and Dirk Brauer, and the Panamanian lawyer Ramsés Owens, who was part of the defunct Mossack Fonseca firm.

Last Monday, the 83-year-old Von der Goltz was sentenced to four years in prison and an additional three years on supervised release; In addition, Judge Berman ordered the confiscation of $5.3 million, and that the convict restore $3.4 million and pay a fine of $ 30,000 thousand.

Gaffey was an accountant for Von der Goltz, who, although born in Germany, had Guatemalan nationality, but resided intermittently in the United States.

This is considered the first criminal case related to a large number of records of companies and fictitious companies of now-defunct Panama Law Firm Mossack Fonseca which many used to hide fortunes and other transactions, according to the publications of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ,), in 2016.

Owens and Brauer have not appeared in person before US courts.

"Owens and Brauer are still at large," says a press release from the Department of Justice

Prosecutors have noted that Owens and Brauer are responsible for creating and managing structures used by US taxpayers to avoid paying taxes.

 



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George Klk

Panama | Calamities...Catastrophes...Doomsday Predictions... The Facts and the weird government oversight on $$$BILLIONS$$$ in... direct links with... Panama's Unconstitutional, Unaccountable Financial Institutions is a living nightmare straight from hell and its only just beginning! Complicity of legal crimes of every culprit institution to the crass seed of law making...NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATURES AND... whatever else is made up of...(numerous family payroll hires, etc.). Days of reporting every detailed daily corruptions but...unanalysed by experts! What experts? Nothing but U.S. warnings of sanctions of the corrupt political elites! So...it is not unreasonable to throw in a few laughable, ridiculous blames to the otherwise depicted rats eating $$$ sign cheese...basically my comical version. Ironically...corruption is so prevalent with the actual N.A. heist... the inconceivable thought of a former president Martinelli getting away to the extent he really care nothing about his sons extradition to the U.S. So, his thinking may be that his sons will be treated with care and eventually... Panama will get them out and crimes will be even more handsomely rewarded with the multi-billion dollar international pay off because well... Martinelli can do no wrong. Martinelli next daring heist with his political party may be... telling the global financial industry... THE BOSS SAYS...PANAMA NEEDS A...$$$TRILLION$$$...(for his pocket). I am just warming up because nothing is inconceivable with the... CULPRIT...VAGABOND...SERIOUSLY PUBLICLY, LEGALLY STATED MENTALLY ILL... RICARDO MARTINELLI!!! THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACTUALLY ENTERED INTO A BIZARRE EPIC FREE FOR ALL WHEEL AND DEAL SELF-ENRICHMENT WITH NO BARS HOLD LEGALIZED MASS ENTRAPMENT OF PANAMA VICTIMS FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CELEBRITY PARTY HIGH LEVEL ELITES...SPLURGE CAMPAIGN. MARTINELLI...YEAH, I'LL PAY FOR YOUR $30, 000 MEDICAL BILL FROM THE... CORONAVIRUS BECAUSE YOU'RE MY FRIEND...(now you owe me a political favor!). The sick humour of this man's manifestation is something... something Panama lives with. No wonder, there is a high incidence of suicide among psychiatrists!

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Captain

Feeling better George now you’ve had your daily dump? I see the CAP button is back in play ....

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George Klk

Panama | Panamanians Victims of Theft Toasted... like marshmellos stuck on a meteorite heading toward the...Sun. Guess what? The Big Bang!!! All the National Assembly's fault! Worse than a rotten egg!!! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

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George Klk

Panama | Lawyers At Large...Fugitives with no...RED ALERTS. No Red Alerts and a free international Visa when captured and...Bail Money. Bail money and can arrive to Panama with more underground operations. The United States will capture them and extradite them as usually is the case. Panama stays mum and Cortizo will say...Panama needs more...peace. Yes, peace knowing the only way out of this thievery of Panama's pocket book is to.. get the...HELL OUT OF DODGE CITY before they get you for... DRUNK DRIVING...NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATURE WAY FOR RETALIATION. RETALIATION FOR KNOWING THEIR CON GAMES ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL OF CORRUPTION, IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE!!! Good news...thousands of Panamanians returning to work. Bad news...more taxes into the hands of the N.A. coffers! Good news...Panama canal now has sufficient water levels. Bad news...National Assembly can begin to extricate some of that wonderful money. Wonderful money may appease the National Assembly cuts of the state treasuries. Proof? Did you see the published article on what each of them get paid annually. You think they were running a...MILLIONAIRE CLUB WITH THEIR WIDE SMILES!!! What is the worst thing that could ever happen to Panama? A flood, a terrorist attack or another hyper inflation like Venezuela? No, no, no. That barely scratches the surface. How about getting on the wrong side of your elected National Assembly representives. In other words... CATCH THEIR HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR...GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE!!! OH, MY GOD!!!!!!...!!!...!!!...PRAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

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