Media: Dozens of German banks laundered money from Russia

СМИ: Десятки банков Германии отмывали деньги из РФ

Questionable payments conducted at least 27 German banks.

At least 27 German banks received the money that Russian criminals laundered in Europe from 2010 to 2014. On account of German credit institutions received a total of 66.5 million dollars.

This writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung, who took part in the international investigation under the code name “global Laundry” (The Global Laundromat).

As the newspaper notes, remittances in all cases been received from the Moldovan Moldindconbank or Latvian Trasta Komercbanka. Both of these banks are located in the centre of a major international scheme of money laundering, which the PF calls “Russian Laundry” (Russian Laundromat).

The biggest amount – 27.4 million dollars credited to the account of Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank account of about $ 24 million.

Commerzbank declined to comment, stating only that compliance with regulations aimed at preventing illegal transaction (Compliance) has always been very meaningful to him.

For its part, Deutsche Bank said that he “greatly strengthened and expanded monitoring system, and in 2015, has hired thousands of new employees to the departments Compliance and “financial crimes”.

Publication Süddeutsche Zeitung appeared as a result of the investigation conducted by the international organization of investigative journalists (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project – OCCRP) Novaya Gazeta and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Just study the diagrams of the “Global Laundry” was attended by more than 60 journalists from 32 countries, who at one time worked on the study “Panama dossier” that helped to uncover hidden in secret offshore accounts of many famous politicians, businessmen, athletes, etc.

As reported Корреспондент.netearlier it became known that the banks of Britain is also “laundered” money from Russia. In 17 of the largest British banks, including HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays, Coutts, took nearly $ 740 million in the framework of the international scheme for money laundering.

Source: Russian service of Deutsche Welle