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British banks laundered billions for Russian criminals


By tovarichpeter   Mar 20, 8:35pm   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   77 views   1 comment   watch (0)   quote

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   427/428 = 99% civil   private mesage   Mar 20, 8:38pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

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