A vast trove of documents detailing the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous has been leaked.
The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung received data from an anonymous source more than a year ago and shared it with over 100 news organizations.
Their work was coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit organization based in Washington.
The ICIJ says the latest trove includes nearly 40 years of data from a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca.
With files from Associated Press
Nicholas Shaxson, a journalist and author of the book, "Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens," He is based in Berlin, Germany