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ChaserBank, for all your secret off-shoring needs

The massive leak of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca revealing the tax “minimisation” strategies of 214,000 people and companies has rightly made global headlines.

And inevitably it has also led to a bit of parody as well, courtesy of The Chaser crew, who set up ‘ChaserBank’, which asks: “Are you a world leader unfairly caught up in the outrageous breach of confidential documents at Mossack Fonseca & Co? At ChaserBank – we’re here to help.”

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You can enter your personal information, including whether you’re a Russian president, head of a sports ethics committee, an Icelandic Prime Minister or just ‘a friend’ of one of the above.

But if you’re after the real story, this snippet below from Four Corners, which has the TV exclusive in Australia (The Australian Financial Review and The Guardian have the print and web exclusives), shows quite how tough it has been to get information from the super-secretive law firm.

And if you’re interested in finding out how the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists co-ordinated 370 journalists across 70 organisations to keep the massive investigation, and leak, quiet until today, Crikey has the answers (behind a paywall).

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