Panama Papers fallout: Iceland PM resigns

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Old 06-Apr-2016
Panama Papers fallout: Iceland PM resigns

Becoming the first casualty of the Panama Papers scandale, Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned on Tuesday.

Iceland's leader had been under immense pressure after the papers, leaked from a Panamanian law firm, appeared to show that he and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Palsdottir owned an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and placed millions of dollars there.

Though, the prime minister denied ever hiding money abroad, pressure on his government had mounted, with egg-throwing protesters gathering in the streets on Monday and fresh demonstrations planned Tuesday.

The vast stash of records from Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with more than 100 media groups by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

The network of journalists published their first findings Sunday after a year-long probe.

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