Spain’s Industry Minister Steps Down Over Panama Papers Revelations

April 15, 2016 9:10 AM

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Spain’s Industry Minister Steps Down Over Panama Papers Revelations

MADRID — The Spanish minister of industry, energy and tourism resigned Friday morning after documents in the Panama Papers linked him to offshore investments in the Bahamas, and news reports then connected him to a company in the tax haven of Jersey.

The minister, José Manuel Soria, a member of the acting government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, is among the most high-profile figures to suffer politically since the release of the leaked papers, which identify companies and people suspected of using offshore bank accounts and shell companies t...

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