Danske Bank has been officially charged by a court in France in connection with the bank's major hvidvasksag. It informs the Danish Bank via the stock exchange.
According to the announcement of Danish Bank charged with money laundering of 21,6 million euro - 161,2 million. The charge means that Danske Bank must provide a security of 10.8 million euros.
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According to Danske Bank's translation of the charge reads:
- For aiding and abetting, in France and abroad (in particular in Estonia and Luxembourg) in the period from 2007 (from 1. February and forward) to 2014, in the numerous transactions significant investment, concealment or conversion of the direct or indirect proceeds of criminal acts through the opening of the fake transitkonti intended for fitting of sums of money from organised tax fraud and by allowing the debit of these accounts with numerous transactions under the guise of set-off without any form of economic justification.
the Case is part of the big hvidvasksag, where the Danish Bank, according to its own report, has been used for money laundering of up to 200 billion euros - about 1500 billion dollars - through its Estonian branch.
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the Case has halved Danske Bank's market value and led to both the former ceo Thomas F. Borgen, and former chairman of the board Ole Andersen has left the bank.
In september published by the Danish Bank's own report on the hvidvasksagen.
The commission concluded that, despite there had been significant errors, but not legally anything to come after. The report concluded that there definitely had been money laundering, but that it was a strong suspicion.
however, It is not what is concluded in France, and the charge sound further, according to Danske Bank's translation:
- With the conditions committed in an organised way through the use of numerous agents, these transactions have not had any other purpose than to conceal the final destination for the wrongfully acquired funds and make it possible for the beneficiaries to apply abroad for money laundering in the opaque circuit board.
Danske Bank is being investigated by a large number of authorities in connection with the case, which is described as the largest hvidvaskskandale in recent times. It counts among different authorities in Denmark, the united kingdom and the UNITED states.