a sophisticated money-laundering system are gone within a few years, billions from Russia to the West, almost 190 million euros to German accounts. Politicians, businessmen and Criminals took your money from shady sources out of the country, the recipients were, among other things, a charitable company of Britain’s Prince Charles, the account of the company of a youth friend of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and a company with headquarters in Bavaria. This is evident from Bank documents that the research network Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and of the Lithuanian news site 15min.lt leaked.
the leaked documents are correspondence, contracts, invoices, and information to more than 1.3 million Bank transfers. They relate to large Parts of the Lithuanian banks Snoras and Ūkio. The Süddeutsche Zeitung has evaluated the documents, along with 20 other media houses. The results will be published under the title “Troika Laundromat” in the world.
money of legal and illegal origin flowed according to the research, in a network of about 70 letter-box companies, which were headed by sham Directors. The amounts were in many cases and across meadows. At the end of in addition, luxury yachts, planes, art and much more were purchased with the money of real estate in the UK, Spain and Montenegro. A charity headed by Prince Charles, received money. The company, a tax consultant from Bavaria, was paid for thousands of printers and toner packs. The accountant and his alleged business partner gave to the süddeutsche, to have never, these Were acted, had been falsified signatures.
Putin’s friend stand in the center of the Panama Papers
A two-digit million amount landed on a Swiss corporate account of the cellist Sergey Roldugin, one of the best friends of President Putin. Roldugin had already played in the revelations of the Panama Papers of a supporting role, as the Süddeutsche Zeitung and its partners revealed that Roldugin stand in the centre of a network of letter-box companies, the hundreds of millions of dollars managed.
Already in 2014, a Reporter of the OCCRP revealed for the first time a money-laundering scheme, the Laundromat at the time, Russian to English: Russian Laundromat – called. This Laundromat had passed in the years 2010 to 2014 money from at least questionable sources in the amount of about 20.7 billion U.S. dollars from Russia to the European Union. Only a few days ago, the Federal criminal police office, a confiscated in this context, real estate in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Germany, Mühldorf am Inn and Schwalbach am Taunus, in the amount of 40 million euros and froze on multiple accounts, an additional seven million euros, according to the Süddeutsche.
A next, similar money-laundering scheme flew in the autumn of 2017. This time the money from Azerbaijan, and the raft came over the Estonian branch of the Danish Danske Bank in the EU. And from there to Germany, for example, to a company the member of the Bundestag Karin Strenz (CDU). Strenz received after the unveiling of a complaint by the Bundestag Presidium, the Council of Europe in their house granted the prohibition.