The German justice system ordered Thursday the registration of six Deutsche Bank offices in the framework of an investigation into money laundering, as reported by the Prosecutor's Office of Frankfurt. The inquiries are related to the investigation called "off shore leaks" and "Papeles de Panamá", as confirmed by Twiter itself. The investigators suspect that some employees helped clients establish businesses in tax havens with the objective of laundering money.
"It is true that the police are currently investigating in several of our offices in Germany. The investigation has to do with the Panama papers.[…] we are fully cooperating with the authorities, "they tweeted from the Deutsche Bank. During the searches, the agents took paper and electronic documents.
Some 170 members of the Prosecutor's Office and the federal criminal police office register dependencies of the financial institution, including the headquarters of the German financial capital. Frankfurt, Eschborn and Gross-Umstadt, in the State of Hesse, are the locations where the records have been produced.
The investigations are focused on at least two employees, one of 50 years and another of 46. They are accused of not having reported despite having knowledge of sufficient evidence of money laundering operations by their customers.
The papers of Panama is the name that receives the investigation of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which in April 2016 published a massive filtering of documents related to opaque accounts of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca.