Central Bank first responded to an investigation of “Moldovan Laundry”


The Central Bank revealed “Moldovan scheme” in which money was taken out of Russia through banks of Moldova, at the end of 2013. This is stated in the message controller is received .

“This scheme involved 23 Russian Bank Russian land Bank, “Baltika”, “European Express”, Smartbank, mast-Bank, Intercapital-Bank “Western”, “energobiznes” others. Almost all credit institutions by the Bank of Russia has revoked a license for banking operations (19 banks),” — said the Central Bank.

“The Moldovan Laundry”: from Russia withdraw $20 billion

The scheme was foiled by the regulator by mid-2014. The Bank stressed that the regulator is not empowered to conduct investigations, and the legalization of money was not in Russian banks, and banks end their recipients. European financial regulators have not yet applied to Central Bank for “Moldovan”schema.

Criminal “Moldovan scheme”, which from Russia funds were withdrawn, the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP) and “Novaya Gazeta” was first written in 2014. On Tuesday, March 21, OCCRP published a new investigation on the withdrawal of funds from Russia through Moldova and Latvia. According to OCCRP, from 2011 to 2014 were withdrawn from Russia about $21 billion (700 billion rubles at the average exchange rate of those years).

Wednesday, 22 March, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin had no information about “Moldovan.” “It is necessary to contact the investigating authorities”, — said Peskov.

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