The largest Bank in Denmark Danske Bank in 2013, closed 20 accounts of Russian clients, after he came to the conclusion that they could be used for money laundering by family members of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the FSB. About it Feb 26, told the British newspaper the Guardian, citing a report by an unnamed informant.
According to the publication, in late 2012, the British company Lantana Trade LLP opened an account with the Estonian branch of the Bank and for 11 months of daily transactions conducted at «millions of euros». In the summer of 2013, the staff of Danske Bank have found that Lantana has submitted false information to companies house UK, reporting an inactive status and limited financial turnover.
Managers of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank found that Lantana was linked to the «Preservance», a little-known Bank of Podolsk, a member of the Board which at that time was a cousin Igor Putin, according to the material.
26 February 2018 at the main office of Danske Bank said that it has decided to hold a «thorough investigation of those events in the Estonian branch.» The financial institution refused to disclose the names of clients involved in the deals, but confirmed that closed all the doubtful portfolio of non-residents from Russia.
The publication writes that the scale of financial fraud that time still unknown, but it could be about $2.2 to $3.3 billion.
RBC said that «Promsberbank» lost his license in 2015, and his former owners Alexander Grigoriev and Alexey Kulikov now serving time for money laundering in other cases.
The center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP), which used the same source as The Guardian noted: Mr Putin, Grigoriev and waders were associated with laundering up to $10 billion in the Moscow office of Deutsche Bank in 2011-2015.
At the same time, Deutsche Bank credited future US President Donald trump. Congressmen from the Democratic party after his election tried to find out whether the loans billionaire linked with Russia.
In March 2017, The Guardian wrote that 17 of the largest British banks participated in an international scheme to launder money from Russia in 2010-2014. At the same time from Russia allegedly could lead to $80 billion.
In the same month, «Novaya Gazeta» published an investigation, which was mentioned as Russia through Moldova from 2011 to 2014 brought $22 billion in the jurisdiction in 96 countries.
In February 2018, a British businessman of Russian origin, the largest shareholder of Norvik Banka Grigory Guselnikov said Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics, who was suspected of corruption, in 2015 required to launder Russian money.
Family members of Putin could launder up to $3.3 billion through a branch of the largest Bank in Denmark media 27.02.2018