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No prominent Idahoans so far in leak of shell companies’ info

A massive leak of documents has blown open a window on the vast, murky world of shell companies, providing an extraordinary look at how the wealthy and powerful conceal their money offshore.

The data breach occurred at a little-known but powerful Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. McClatchy, the newspaper company that owns the Idaho Statesman, took part in an international media collaboration to review the documents.

At the Statesman’s request, McClatchy searched them for the names of 30 current and former Idaho political and business figures and their spouses or companies. None appeared in the documents.

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