Browder has filed a lawsuit against the suspect of money laundering-Central Bank
Moscow. July 13. INTERFAX.RU — Founder of Hermitage Capital William Browder filed a criminal suit against the Danish Bank Danske Bank, which is suspected of laundering money from Russia, reports the Financial Times.
In the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, the Danish Prosecutor, it is argued that at least 190 accounts opened at the Bank was used to launder $203 million, which could be associated with the “Magnitsky case”. In this regard, Browder asks the authorities to investigate the possible role of Danske Bank in these actions.
As reported, Danske Bank was at the center of proceedings around the suspicious $8.3 billion from Russia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, which went through its Estonian subsidiary Bank in 2007-2015 Now Danske conducts an internal investigation and intends to publish the results in September.
Initially, the scale of possible violations of the Bank related to the violation of AML / CFT standards was assessed in much smaller amounts and financial surveillance of Denmark is not to punish Danske Bank, gave him the eight regulations to strengthen compliance procedures. In April the resignation of several top Bank managers.
In 2013, the Danish authorities refused to investigate a similar statement Browder in relation to Danske.
The lawyer of Hermitage Capital Sergey Magnitsky, who was accused in Russia of complicity in tax evasion, died in 2009 in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”. Hermitage Capital insists that the Fund paid 5.4 billion rubles (over $230 million) in taxes through various illegal schemes stole the raiders and then the money was laundered abroad, including through Danske.