Advertisement

Ramón Fonseca Mora

Advertisement

Ramón Fonseca Mora Famous memorial

Birth
Panama City, Distrito de Panamá, Panamá, Panama
Death
8 May 2024 (aged 71)
Burial
Burial Details Unknown Add to Map
Memorial ID
View Source

Novelist, Lawyer. He pursued higher education in law and political science, studying at the University of Panama and the London School of Economics. In 1977, Fonseca, alongside Jürgen Mossack, established Mossack Fonseca, which grew into one of the world's largest offshore law firms. His career also saw involvement in politics as a minister-counselor for Juan Carlos Varela and as president of the Panameñista Party until his dismissal in 2016 due to the Brazilian Operation Car Wash scandal. Fonseca was an accomplished novelist, winning the Ricardo Miró Prize twice for his works "Dance of the Butterflies" and "Dream City." However, his legacy became entangled with controversies surrounding Mossack Fonseca's role in facilitating offshore tax evasion, as revealed by the Panama Papers leak in 2016. Facing criminal investigations and legal battles, including charges related to money laundering and forming a criminal organization, Fonseca's personal and professional life came under intense scrutiny. Despite his achievements in literature, his reputation was marred by the scandals surrounding Mossack Fonseca. Fonseca's complex legacy is further immortalized in popular culture, notably through the portrayal of his character in the film "The Laundromat," where he is depicted by Antonio Banderas.

Novelist, Lawyer. He pursued higher education in law and political science, studying at the University of Panama and the London School of Economics. In 1977, Fonseca, alongside Jürgen Mossack, established Mossack Fonseca, which grew into one of the world's largest offshore law firms. His career also saw involvement in politics as a minister-counselor for Juan Carlos Varela and as president of the Panameñista Party until his dismissal in 2016 due to the Brazilian Operation Car Wash scandal. Fonseca was an accomplished novelist, winning the Ricardo Miró Prize twice for his works "Dance of the Butterflies" and "Dream City." However, his legacy became entangled with controversies surrounding Mossack Fonseca's role in facilitating offshore tax evasion, as revealed by the Panama Papers leak in 2016. Facing criminal investigations and legal battles, including charges related to money laundering and forming a criminal organization, Fonseca's personal and professional life came under intense scrutiny. Despite his achievements in literature, his reputation was marred by the scandals surrounding Mossack Fonseca. Fonseca's complex legacy is further immortalized in popular culture, notably through the portrayal of his character in the film "The Laundromat," where he is depicted by Antonio Banderas.

Bio by: Shubham


Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Ramón Fonseca Mora ?

Current rating: 2.54545 out of 5 stars

22 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.