The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today makes public a database with information regarding more than 200,000 offshore entities. The information was collected from the Panama Papers, documents leaked from a law firm in Panama revealing the connections of numerous politicians, celebrities and officials to offshore companies.
The information to be made public today will be available at 6 pm, according to the website of Reykjavik Media. It will be accessible online at offshoreleaks.icij.org. No personal information will be published, only data believed to affect the public interest, RÚV reports.
The Panama Leaks have had widespread effect in Iceland, first leading to the resignation of Iceland’s former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, upon revelations of his connection to an offshore company, and later to that of Reykjavík City Council member Júlíus Vifill Ingvarsson, as well as those of two pension fund directors, Kristján Örn Sigurðsson and Kári Arnór Kárason. Moreover, Hrólfur Ölvisson resigned his position as Progressive Party director and Vilhjálmur Þorsteinsson left his post as treasurer of the Social Democratic Alliance.
The latest wave of controversy caused by the leaks is the discovery of Iceland’s First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff’s connection to five Swiss bank accounts and two offshore companies.