Report: U.S. Justice Dept Reviewing Panama Documents for Possible Corruption

The White House declines comment, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Buildings in the financial center of Panama City where a massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents exposes the secret offshore dealings of world leaders and celebrities.

The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing leaked documents from a Panama law firm involving offshore financial arrangements of global politicians and public figures for potential evidence of corruption, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, the White House said it could not specifically comment on the "Panama Papers" but pointed to the Justice Department, along with the U.S. Treasury Department, as generally continuing to focus on financial corruption.