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73 years of age, in the autumn years of a fulfilled life, as he says, Venezuelan
entrepreneur Desiré David Obadía Medionies is little known by the public, though
well known in Mossack Fonseca.
an internal email of April 2008, Ramsés Owens, a lawyer and, by then, one of the
most senior executives of the Panamanian law firm, urged a subordinate, "Daisy,
PLEASE let's send a message like this before OBADÍA gets mad,..."
then drew up a profile of the case presented by this recently attracted client,
Obadía, who promises to invoice a lot with the law firm for the registration of
companies, administration and other services of MF product portfolio. However,
out of the blue, Obadía showed himself as demanding and grumpy. Owens recalls
that last week, Obadía had visited the offices of MF in Panama. "I personally
attended him. There was no other person who dared to attend him, considering his
difficult and aggressive personality." But, in his defense, he says in the
letter that the client is going through a difficult moment, "he is separated and
in the process of divorce, and that makes him be in worse mood."