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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:49 PM

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

Source: The Guardian

Britain’s 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.

Documents seen by the Guardian show that at least $20bn appears to have been moved out of Russia during a four-year period between 2010 and 2014. The true figure could be $80bn, detectives believe.

One senior figure involved in the inquiry said the money from Russia was “obviously either stolen or with criminal origin”.

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

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:13 PM

1. Interesting.

Lots of dark, Russian money running around...who else do we know with connections to Russian oligarchs? I hope this case helps to reveal Shit Gibbon's source of funding since every real bank quit dealing with him.

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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:20 PM

2. Industrial-scale thievery and looting

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:33 PM

3. Interesting timing of this story: how much went to Trump?

Just askin'...............

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:44 PM

4. Trump has history of money laundering for Russians. His casinos LOST money during casino boom time.

In the 90s.

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