On September 3rd, the Pandora Papers agency informed about some shady activities of the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The leaked document reports that the leading politician was involved in unlawful money distribution, also labeled as money laundering by a number of specialists. To be exact, the Prime Minister used his own offshore companies to invest in multiple private properties in France worth nearly 400 million Czech crowns. Two mentioned corporations were founded by Andrej Babiš in 2009. Later that year, he transferred the sum from one company to the other and provided himself with a great loan. According to the information revealed by the International consortium of investigative journalists, who created the Pandora Papers, Babiš bought sixteen luxurious buildings, including a castle Château Bigaud, located on the beautiful grounds of the French Riviera. The entire document unravels numerous cases accusing wealthy businessmen, leaders and politicians from all over the world of taking part in illegal offshore deals resulting in money laundering. Although the data confirmed by over six hundred journalists were released internationally and involve other countries apart from the Czech Republic, the Prime Minister is convinced that since the case was uncovered and brought to the light just ahead of the upcoming elections this week, it is just an attempt to affect the political situation. Babiš states that he is not involved in any illegal activities.
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