Panama Papers: Which leaders were linked to documents?
3:17 AM EDT, Fri April 8, 2016
UK Prime Minister David Cameron —
After it was revealed that David Cameron's father, Ian, had set up a Panamanian-based trust, the UK Prime Minister told broadcaster ITV he and his wife had profited from shares held in the trust, but denied he had attempted to conceal it or avoid taxes.
Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson —
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson announced he was stepping down amid mounting protests and calls for his resignation after leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm revealed his links to an offshore company.
The Kremlin accused Western media of "Putinophobia" after the Panama Papers revealed an alleged clandestine network that connects associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hidden wealth in secret offshore companies.
According to the ICIJ, in August 2014, as Russian troops were rolling into Eastern Ukraine, Poroshenko became the sole shareholder of Prime Asset Partners Limited, which Mossack Fonseca set up in the British Virgin Islands.
Three of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's children were named in the documents as linked to offshore companies that owned properties in London, according to local news organizations. Some opposition leaders called for Sharif to be investigated regarding his family's "wealth stashed abroad."
Leading European football club Barcelona has promised to give its star player Lionel Messi legal and financial support, as the Argentine international considers whether to sue after he was linked to the Panama Papers leak.