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How the Panama Papers Link Notorious Events in History

Rafael Caro Quintero in custody at the “Puente Grande” prison in Guadalajara in 2005. AFP – Getty Images, file Jurgan Mossack, one of three directors listed on the company’s paperwork, wrote about his fear of Caro Quinero’s power. Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar paled in comparison to Quintero, he said. “I don’t want to be among those Quintero visits after jail,” Mossack wrote, according to the AFR. Caro Quintano did…

Image: Mexican drug cartel boss Rafael Caro Quintero

Rafael Caro Quintero in custody at the “Puente Grande” prison in Guadalajara in 2005. AFP – Getty Images, file

Jurgan Mossack, one of three directors listed on the company’s paperwork, wrote about his fear of Caro Quinero’s power. Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar paled in comparison to Quintero, he said. “I don’t want to be among those Quintero visits after jail,” Mossack wrote, according to the AFR.

Caro Quintano did leave prison — after serving 28 years of a 40-year sentence. In 2013, an appeals court overturned his sentence on a procedural issue. Now under indictment in the United States,

he remains one of the DEA’s most wanted fugitives.

Sunken ferry

In 2005, a boat loaded with elderly tourists sank in Lake George in upstate New York, killing 20. The survivors sued the ferry company, which, it turned out, had bought a bogus insurance policy from con men. An investigation led to an accountant in St. Kitts, who’d helped the swindlers launder their profits — and had served as a on-paper-only director for 30 shell companies created by Mossack Fonseca,

according to the ICIJ. The accountant, Malchus Irvin Boncamper, pleaded guilty in 2011.

Image: ETHAN ALLEN BOAT

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