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IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva: report

AFPAFP 15/06/2016 Aaron Tam

The leak of 11.5 million confidential documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca in April 2016, showed how the rich and powerful stash their assets in offshore companies © Provided by AFP The leak of 11.5 million confidential documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca in April 2016, showed how the rich and powerful stash their assets in offshore companies An information technology worker at the Geneva office of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, has been arrested, Switzerland's Le Temps newspaper reported Wednesday. 

The paper, citing a source close to the case, said the IT employee had been placed in provisional detention on suspicion of removing a large haul of confidential documents.

The spokesman for the Geneva's prosecutor's office, Henri Della Casa, told AFP that a criminal case had been opened following a complaint filed by Mossack Fonseca.

He declined to comment on whether an arrest had been made.

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