On 18th January, OCCRP reported that he was extradited to Germany in connection to the sprawling international tax scheme exposed by the Panama Papers investigation. Dirk Brauer is a German investment banker. He was arrested at an airport in November, and has also been indicted in the US for assisting in a fraud. OCCRP says that Brauer was co-operating with prosecutors in Munich at the time he was charged in the US. He had already provided German investigators with extensive evidence and testimony on his former clients.