Data Hack Was Ex­ter­nal, saysPana­maLawFirm

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vals could mus­cle in on their busi­ness fol­low­ingth­e­leak.“Theon­ly­crimethat has been proven is the hack,” Fon­seca said. “No one is talk­ing about that. That is the story.” He said his com­pany had a staff of around 500, 300 of which work in Panama, but de­clined to com­ment on his law firm’s struc­ture or fran­chises in other parts of the world.

He said busi­ness rules have tight­ened and that his com­pany has ad­hered to them. “Fif­teen years ago, due dili­gence didn’t ex­ist and they are judg­ing us by other stan­dards,” Fon­seca said. “This is a trop­i­cal storm, like the ones we have here in Panama where once it passes the sun will come out,” Fon­seca said. “I guar­an­tee you that we will not be found guilty of any­thing.”

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