One of the many remarkable things about the massive Panama Papers leak is what's not there: Americans.
Nowhere among the names of world leaders, famous athletes, billionaires and notorious underworld operatives are any that live in the United States, NBC News reports.
The documents, related to a Panamanian law firm that specializes in creating shell companies for many of the world's richest people, provide a glimpse into how secret fortunes and ill-gotten gains are moved through a shady financial network, according to The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, which worked with news organizations around the world to analyze the files.
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The absence of Americans doesn't necessarily mean that Americans are more upfront, or more law abiding, than their counterparts around the world, experts said. There are a number of possible reasons why none have showed up in the coverage. One possible reason: America is itself a tax haven.