The U.S. Department of justice and the office of financial services of new York extend the scope of the inspection activities of the Moscow division of the largest German Bank Deutsche Bank, told the media.
As stated, U.S. Authorities are expanding an investigation in connection with the fact that in part analyzed in the investigation of remittances on one of the versions participated citizen of the United States, it is also planned that these transactions involved US dollars, reports RIA "Novosti" informed sources data referring to the financial times. The subject of the investigation is a series of so-called " mirror trades ", where Russian customers of the Bank purchased shares in us dollars via the capital office of Deutsche Bank, and then sold these securities with foreign currency, as well as among them the US dollars, through the Bank's office in London. Now with the investigation into possible money laundering Department of the Bank in the capital of Russia, the US Authorities are checking for possible violations punishment, stresses the magazine. According to sources of the newspaper, the Central figure of the investigation is a US citizen Tim Wiswell, who was head of Deutsche Bank in Russia and was dismissed during internal investigations. U.S. authorities are also examining whether the Bank meets the requirements and ready-to-use program for legal compliance in connection with the punishment relative to Russia and has provided reliable data, the Bank regulatory authorities. In addition, U.S. Authorities are investigating, whether allowed the branch of the Bank in the Russian Federation illegally transfer funds out of the country.
August 14, media reported that the total value of penalties from Deutsche Bank in connection with cases of money laundering in the Russian Federation and the violation of the embargo, the U.S. could reach $ 4 billion. In the last month of summer was stated that the Federal prosecutors the U.S. conducts proceedings in connection with transactions worth several billion dollars, which undertook the largest German Bank, Deutsche Bank, on behalf of Russian customers during 2015. At the end of may the authorized official of the Bank of Fail Anke reported that Deutsche Bank has information about possible money laundering through its Metropolitan office and conducts internal proceedings on this fact. Capital office then Deutsche Bank has suspended several employees because of the investigation into OTC transactions with signs of money laundering. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. At the same time Moscow has stated many times that not privy to the events in the South-East of Ukraine, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.