Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca’s El Salvador office raided

On Saturday, authorities in El Salvador raided the local office of law firm Mossack Fonseca --- the Panamanian firm which is behind the so-called 'Panama Papers' financial scandal.

The 'Panama Papers' comprise nearly 11 million documents which were leaked by Mossack Fonseca last week. The documents have revealed the names of the law firm's clients who apparently tried to avoid taxes in their country, by stashing their undisclosed cash away in secret offshore shell companies.

Mossack Fonseca leaked the 'Panama Papers' to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung; and later shared the documents with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

About the Saturday raid at Mossack Fonseca's El Salvador office, a Twitter post published by the office of Douglas Melendez - the Attorney General of El Salvador - has revealed that the Mossack Fonseca office located in Colonia Escalon was raided by officials, and documents and computer equipment were confiscated.

The El Salvador officials who raided the Mossack Fonseca office said that the law firm had removed its sign-board from the office on Friday. They also said that one of the company's employees said that the firm was shifting from the Colonia Escalon location.

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