France probes 560 suspected tax dodgers cited in Panama Papers leaks

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French budget minister Christian Eckert said 'audits have begun' on 560 people suspected of tax evasion after their identities were revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leaks of clients of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

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The French tax authorities are investigating almost 600 cases of possible fraud in the light of this year's Panama Papers revelations of offshore companies used by wealthy people across the globe to dodge their fiscal responsibilities, reports Radio France Internationale.