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But they can’t knowingly facilitate money laundering, according to U. law and guidelines established by the legal industry.

Santini, whose Linked In page says she started working with Mossack Fonseca in Miami in 2004, often seemed unaware of who her customers were, according to the leaked files. An invoice from January 2013 shows that Santini helped incorporate more than 200 companies between August and December 2012 in the British Virgin Islands, Samoa and the Seychelles, all offshore havens.

Many of the people coming to Santini and her firm were Brazilian politicians, judges and politically connected businessmen.

Several had been accused of corruption — but were still able to set up offshores through Mossack Fonseca.

I cannot address any particular client issues except to say that it is my practice to conduct significant due diligence on my clients and it is my personal policy to fully comply with the letter and spirit of the law in every jurisdiction.” Although Santini said she’s not an MF employee, she used a company email address to correspond with clients.

She spoke at an anti-money-laundering conference in Miami in 2009 as a “representative of Mossack Fonseca.” And a post on the firm’s website from 2014 describes her as “Ms.

Olga Santini of our Mossack Fonseca Miami Office.” MF’s headquarters responded with a six-page statement detailing its business practices, defending the quality of its due diligence and saying that it never deliberately facilitates any type of law breaking.

Please note that my last client that failed to comply we resigned as Registered Agent. ” Finally, on March 18, Barbosa wrote back, claiming that Octávio had not been charged for his role in the scandal.

Others who benefited from the firm’s services were later charged with criminal activity, often allegedly carried out through their MF offshores: Mauricio Cohen Assor and Leon Cohen-Levy, father-and-son hotel developers sentenced to 10 years in prison for hiding 0 million worth of Miami Beach mansions, luxury cars and bank accounts from the Internal Revenue Service.

(MF set up offshore corporations for Lustgarten and the Cohens, but Santini wasn’t involved, according to the records.) Owning an offshore company is legal, as long as its assets are declared to tax authorities — something that secrecy laws in offshore havens make it easy to avoid. We have law enforcement begging us to act.” Santini runs Mossack Fonseca’s Miami office from her condo.

The Miami Herald called Santini and sent her and MF’s headquarters in Panama City a detailed list of questions about their customers.

In a brief email response to the Miami Herald, Santini denied any wrongdoing.