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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:19 AM

Deutsche Bank Reported Its Own Russian Deal as Suspicious

Source: New York Times



Deutsche Bank was already under federal investigation for helping wealthy Russians launder money when it struck a deal last year to sell a property it co-owned in California. The $72 million sale of an office complex might not have been notable, except for one thing: The purchaser was linked to the son of a former top Kremlin official.

The German bank was facing multiple money laundering investigations as well as political scrutiny over its ties to President Trump. Against that backdrop, bank executives in the United States raised objections about the proposed transaction, warning that while not illegal, it could further damage the bank’s reputation. Executives in the bank’s Frankfurt headquarters decided to go forward with it anyway.

After the sale went through, Deutsche Bank officials in the United States took the rare step of contacting the federal watchdog that polices financial crimes to report the bank’s own transaction as suspicious, according to three people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly.

So-called suspicious activity reports are common — banks file thousands of them a year to flag potentially troubling money transfers and other transactions to the government. But they generally involve activities conducted by banks’ customers or even their customers’ customers, not the banks themselves. Deutsche Bank recently contacted regulators in the United States and overseas to explain the Menlo Park transaction, the three people said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/business/deutsche-bank-russia-real-estate-deal.html

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:26 AM

1. Sure we should report this suspicious activity

AFTER we get our money, then we can cover our asses by reporting it.

WIN-WIN, riches and brownie points!

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:28 PM

2. A high level FBI guy left to join Deutsche Bank as their VP of Security

Yeah, how's that going to look?

BTW, he's a Trump supporter.

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