The Deputy head of the Bank of Russia Alexander Torshin sees no reason to discuss the Bloomberg news about his involvement in the ongoing Taganskaya organized crime group (OCG) operations of money laundering, in connection with the absence of facts.
“There’s nothing to comment on, there is no evidence. I’m a correspondent for Bloomberg spoke for three hours, told her everything is clear. The verdict in the case of a merchant Romanov is. There is no OCG, no about me, nothing at all. No, there is a secret report that no one has seen. That they are charges not filed?”, — said Torshin radio station “Moscow Says”.
Before Bloomberg, citing an investigation conducted by the Guardia Civil of Spain, said that even before his arrival in the Central Bank Torshin taught members of the Taganskaya OPG ways to launder illegally acquired funds through banks and purchase of real estate, and the alleged head of the OPG Alexander Romanov called him “the godfather” and “boss”.
“Now everyone is saying “maybe a suspect”. Of course, no facts”, — said Torshin.
Before the press service of the Central Bank declared invalidity of the publication Bloomberg.
“As far as we know, the final court (finished in may of 2016 ) made no mention of the findings, which appear in the publication Bloomberg, and is not mentioned Alexander Torshin. Thus, there is no any good reasons to believe that claims made about Alexander Torshin in the Bloomberg article are groundless”, — is spoken in the received statement of the press service of the Central Bank.