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Political Leaders Named in Panama Papers

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The website of the Mossack Fonseca law firm is pictured through a large format lens in Bad Honnef, Germany, April 4, 2016.

The website of the Mossack Fonseca law firm is pictured through a large format lens in Bad Honnef, Germany, April 4, 2016.

A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records is shedding light on a system, used frequently by many of the world's richest and most powerful people, that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.

Argentina President Mauricio Macri: Offshore family-owned company used to participate in interests in Brazil

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson: Offshore company held millions of dollars worth of bonds in Iceland banks that failed

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko: Offshore firm holds assets including a European candy manufacturer

Saudi Arabia King Salman: British Virgin Island company used for mortgages on luxury homes in London and to hold yacht

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan: British Virgin Islands companies used to buy luxury real estate and other properties

Former Georgia Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili: British Virgin Island authorities wanted information on his offshore company

Former Iraq Prime Minister Ayad Allawi: Firms created in Panama held property in London

Former Jordan Prime Minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb: Al-Ragheb was director of offshore companies in British Virgin Islands, owned others in Seychelles

Former Qatar Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani: Offshore company used to manage $300 million yacht

Former Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani: Offshore company held a bank account, South African companies' shares

Former Sudan President Ahmad Ali al-Mirghani: Offshore company owned a London apartment

Former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko: Offshore companies were subjects of multiple corruption investigations

Source: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

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