Panama Papers investigation
The Secret Shell Game
The Miami Herald, in association with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, obtained a massive trove of confidential files, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” from inside a secretive Panamanian law firm. The Herald, its parent company McClatchy and the television networks Fusion and Univision were the only U.S. media outlets to help analyze the documents.
2017 Pulitzer Prize winning entry
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald were awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for the following 11 stories from the series.
Venezuelan convict at center of ‘suitcase scandal’ didn’t raise flags for Panama Papers firm
Before he went on lam, Italian fugitive used Miami firms to set up offshore
Did this Panama Papers housekeeper really direct a North Korean arms deal?
Giant leak of offshore financial records exposes global array of crime and corruption
Panamanian law firm is gatekeeper to vast flow of murky offshore secrets
All Putin’s men: Secret records reveal money network tied to Russian leader
Law firm’s files include dozens of companies and people blacklisted by U.S. authorities
Global banks team with law firms to help the wealthy hide assets
Secret offshore deals deprive Africa of billions in natural resource dollars
Panama’s revolving door shows global challenge of offshore reform
Panama Papers have had historic global effects – and the impacts keep coming
The Complete Panama Papers series
The Miami Herald spent months investigating how people accused of wrongdoing abroad used offshore shell companies to buy South Florida real estate. “The Secret Shell Game” was based on an analysis of the 11.5 million secret files leaked from inside Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm.