But essentially this is the same information.” The information is based on investigation of the Panama Papers. 

The Icelandic government decided to purchase tax documents for 37 million ISK in 2015. “We’ve been in communication with German authorities for a while because they purchased these documents spoken of in  Süddeutsche Zeitung. This has been confirmed by tax authorities in Iceland. A media report on off-shore company Wintris was made using those same documents. 

Tax investigation director Bryndís Kristjánsdóttir confirms to mbl.is today that information was received from German authorities this spring or summer. noncleared-maintext bigimgs-interleaved”>

An article in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung states that the German Federal Bureau of Investigation has passed information to Icelandic tax authorities on matters regarding former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She says that there’s nothing new in that information but more information is expected which could hold new information. The documents they have are more extensive than those we purchased.