Paradise Papers: Journalists reveal offshore ties of Trump's 13 friends
At least 13 persons from among U.S. President Donald Trump's close associates have appeared on the so-called "Paradise Papers," according to the official website of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The documents list U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Vice Chairman for Supervision at the Federal Reserve Randal Quarles, according to ICIJ.
The list of the owners of offshore accounts also includes adviser to Donald Trump Thomas J. Barrack Jr., CEO of the Blackstone Group Stephen Schwarzman, billionaire investor and the Wall Street financier Carl Icahn and Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.
Read alsoPanama Papers first strike against Putin’s corruption - expertIn addition, it is reported about six donors to Trump's presidential campaign: casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson, real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer, billionaire industrialists Charles Koch and David Koch, top donor to Republican candidates Paul E. Singer, billionaire casino magnate Steve Wynn and CEO of Renaissance Technologies Robert Mercer.
As UNIAN reported earlier, at 20:00 Kyiv time on Sunday, November 5, some 400 journalists from 67 countries released a new batch of materials on financial secrets of top-ranking officials, pop stars and other celebrities, the so-called Paradise Papers.
It is a global investigation by ICIJ, Suddeutsche Zeitung and more than 90 media partners based on 13.4 million leaked files from leading offshore law firm Appleby, trust company Asiaciti, and from company registries in 19 secrecy jurisdictions. The files reveal the offshore activities of some of the world's most powerful people and companies.