Former Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and ex F1 driver Jarno Trulli also involved in ‘panama papers’ tax evasion scandal.
Italian tax authorities are moving towards opening a probe after a massive leak of information from a Panama-based law firm showed possible wrongdoing in how the world’s rich use offshore company structures to park their cash.
About 800 Italians were named in the documents, including Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Jarno Trulli, according to a report in L’Espresso.
Unicredit and UBI Banca were also named among the 11.5 million documents which make up the so-called Panama Papers, leaked from law firm Mossack Fonseca. Both banks have denied any wrongdoing, saying they “acted according to the rules”.
Sources close to Montezemolo, currently the president of Alitalia, said that “neither he nor his family have an offshore company”.
Trulli also denied any wrongdoing, saying his property company, Baker Street, which was registered in the Seychelles with the help of Mossack Fonseca, is “transparent”.
Between the most famous involved from heads of state like Vladimir Putin (though not directly), Bashar al-Ássad of Syria, Mauricio Macri, to other 128 political, in addition to entrepreneurs, actors, film directors and athletes, current Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg, such as footballer Leo Messi, Pilar de Borbón, Pedro Almodóvar, Micaela Domecq (wife of the minister Cañete).
The father of prime minister Tony Blair, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al Thani (former prime minister of Qatar and shareholder of El Corte Inglés), Salman Bin abdul aziz (King of Saudi Arabia), prime minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davío Gunnlaugsson, Peter Poroshenko of Ukraine, relatives of Xi Jinping (chinese president), escort and cfo of Hugo Chavez, the actor Jackie Chan, etc