PARADISE PAPERS

Wilbur Ross: I Did Disclose Ties to Putin-Linked Firm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday denied reports that claim he didn’t disclose to Congress his ties to a Russian-linked firm, calling such allegations “totally wrong.” In a new leaked mass of banking documents dubbed the Paradise Papers, Ross was revealed to have business ties to a Russian firm closely linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It was disclosed on Form 278, which is the financial-disclosure form, in my case, three times,” Ross told CNBC, noting there was “nothing improper” about the financial ties.