Virgin Islands authorities issued an order back in 1998 to search the offices of Mossack Fonseca to find the documents related to Pavlo Lazarenko, Yulia Tymoshenko and the Bassington Ltd., Ukrayinska Pravda reports Apr. 5.
Another search may throw light on transactions among Bassington Ltd., Yulia Tymoshenko, her husband Oleksandr Tymoshenko, Petro Kyrychenko, Oleksandr Gravets, Pavlo Lazarenko and other persons.
According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, Lazarenko may have received kickbacks via Bassington Ltd. from the then Premier Yulia Tymoshenko for favoring the gas company she owned.
Tymoshenko’s spokesman rejected any links between his boss and Bassington and stressed that she had never sent illegal payments to Pavlo Lazarenko.