CONFLICTS

Panama raids homes of law firm partners in Brazil bribe case

  • Union workers protest corruption outside the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, accusing the firm of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    Union workers protest corruption outside the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, accusing the firm of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Guillermina McDonald, lawyer representing Ramon Fonseca law firm, speaks to the press as she arrives to the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to the law firm, accusing it of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    Guillermina McDonald, lawyer representing Ramon Fonseca law firm, speaks to the press as she arrives to the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to the law firm, accusing it of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  (The Associated Press)

  • A journalist reports on the Odebrecht corruption case outside the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, accusing the firm of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    A journalist reports on the Odebrecht corruption case outside the Public Ministry in Panama City, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to law firm Ramon Fonseca Mora, a partner at Mossack-Fonseca, accusing the firm of setting up offshore accounts that allowed Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to funnel bribes to various countries. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  (The Associated Press)

Panamanian anti-corruption prosecutors have searched the homes of the partners of a law firm accused of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction company to funnel bribes to multiple countries.

Public Ministry agents arrived Friday at the homes of Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack of the Mossack-Fonseca firm.

The two men have been in custody for questioning since Thursday, when the law firm's offices were searched.

Fonseca claims the case is about seeking a "scapegoat" to avoid a true investigation of who accepted bribes from the company.

Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has admitted to paying some $800 million in bribes across Latin America.