NewPanama Papers: Son of a man who killed Emmett Till named in latest leaks
Panama Papers: Son of a man who killed Emmett Till named in latest leak
The Mississippi businessman was connected to the Mossack Fonseca law firm
Feliks Garcia New York |
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The latest release of the Panama Papers includes the name of a Mississippi businessman whose father killed 14-year-old Emmett Till - one the most high-profile racialized killings in the pre-Civil Rights US.
Harvey Milam - son of a man who admitted to killing Till, JW - showed up in the latest leak of the 11m documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in April. The documents implicated numerous heads of state, businessmen, and celebrities in money laundering and tax evasion scandals, with the help of the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama.
According to the ICIJ, Mr Milam was a client of Michael B Edge, who was an "unofficial representative" of Mosseck Fonseca questioned by the FBI in 2000.
Mr Milam was reportedly sued by the Nevis-based insurance company, Condor Insurance Limited, who claimed that he cheated investors by “fraudulently transferring the insurer’s assets to other companies”. The insurance company accused Mr Milam of transferring $313m in assets to Condor Guaranty, Inc, “to put them out of the reach of creditors,” the lawsuit filing reads.
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JW Milam (right) Rex
Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/panama-papers-emmett-till-jw-milam-son-a7021301.html