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British banks laundered billions for Russian criminals

By tovarichpeter   Mar 20, 8:35pm   88 views   1 comment   watch (0)   quote      

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/british-banks-handled-vast-sums-of-laundered-russian-money

Britains high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal. HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts are among 17 banks based in the UK, or with branches here, that are facing questions over what they knew about the international scheme and why they did not turn away suspicious money transfers.

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1   bob2356   494/498 = 99% civil   Mar 20, 8:38pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

That's a drop in the bucket compared to the money laundering done by US banks.

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