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    An IT employee of the Geneva branch of the Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian firm selling offshore companies, was detained on suspicion of removing large amounts of data, local media reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In April, the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung exposed the alleged involvement of the world's wealthy and influential people, including a number of former and current leaders, in offshore schemes by publishing so-caled Panama Papers it claimed came from Mossack Fonseca.

    According to Le Temps newspaper, the IT technician has been in custody for several days on suspicion of "having removed large amounts of confidential data" recently.

    The media outlet also claimed that the Geneva public prosecutor had confirmed a procedure was initiated "following a complaint lodged by Mossack Fonseca."


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