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Don't have time for a real thread on this, but there has been a lot happening on the global money laundering network cases! I just have to share it! We are seeing historic transparency into the corruption of banking, politics & enabling of crimes! #ButNothingsHappening
@OCCRP & @ICIJ & other groups are breaking stories on the Troika Laundromat, another gigantic scheme to launder money from Russia into supposedly reputable banks in West who chose to not ask questions! #TroikaLaundromat
@OCCRP @ICIJ Like many others, this case has tentacles spreading around the world & leads to the deaths of individuals involved or investigating the case.
@OCCRP @ICIJ It of course leads to a lot of figures in the UK, with links that include the Prince of Wales, but that is not to say he was a knowing participant.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Of course on Monday the UK Parliament chose to not resolve a debate on a bill that would require all those Commonwealth territories that are used as tax havens for shell corporations. It would require them to identify the real owners of shell companies.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Of course many in the UK are figuring out that they need to drain all of these Swamps. Soon they will have no choice...
@OCCRP @ICIJ Why don't the news media cover these stories? Well maybe because their owners are all involved in the shell company & tax haven business rather than the news business!
@OCCRP @ICIJ Of course a lot of the money leads back to Vladimir Putin's closest friends, but I am sure that isn't a surprise to anyone.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Previous #laundromat cases include Azerbaijan, where Trump & his FBI informant friends worked a deal with the son of a corrupt minister that exposed this network of Russian & Iranian money laundering.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Of course that case was proceeded by the exposure of the #RussianLaundromat in 2014 that lead to significant investigations. But also lead to some sweetheart deals by DOJ & other law enforcement groups that didn't get to the roots of the problem...
@OCCRP @ICIJ Now if you think it is just exposure of the networks #ButNothingsHappening there are huge things happening in investigations & prosecutions! Lithuania’s Ukio Bankas was laundering money, including a case uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Corrupt lawyers in Cyprus getting convicted for bribing officials in the Cyprus Attorney General's office.
@OCCRP @ICIJ We are even seeing more evidence of the Canadian money laundering schemes that are being exposed to drain the Frozen Swamp!
@OCCRP @ICIJ Huh, even Justin from Canada's chief fundraiser has been outed for his involvement in off-shore shell games...
@OCCRP @ICIJ Swiss bank UBS was just hit with a $3.7B fine in France for shuffling money through shell companies to avoid taxes.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Finnish bank Nordea has been implicated in the money laundering scheme. Wait until all these banks flip on their crooked customers & reveal everything to avoid being bankrupted & closed!
@OCCRP @ICIJ While on trial in Italy for corruption in a Nigerial in a $1.3 billion oil deal. Royal Dutch Shell learns it is to also be prosecuted in the Netherlands over alleged corruption. Imagine every country Shell is in, lining up to collect fines, It's happening!
@OCCRP @ICIJ Correction to the UBS fined in France thread above, it must have been 3.7 Billion Euros, this article says it was $5 Billion. Now imagine UBS being targeted by every nation it operates in... How fast do they flip!
@OCCRP @ICIJ The EU was even forced to label 7 EU member countries as "Tax Havens" due to the evidence uncovered that global businesses were using shell companies to move profits into areas where they got sweetheart deals on taxes.
@OCCRP @ICIJ Again, these cases are nothing new, the money laundering has been occurring for many decades & in many forms. What changed was the decreased focus on solving the problem, because too many in politics were making a killing of these sources of revenue.
@OCCRP @ICIJ There is a reason why the Swamp establishment did not want @realDonaldTrump elected. He had spent decades helping the FBI investigate corruption & global money laundering operation. He knew how to disassemble the protective networks put in place.
@OCCRP @ICIJ @realDonaldTrump Bank stocks are tumbling for a reason. The efforts of Attorney General Barr to prosecute the networks behind BCCI in the early 90s were blocked by many bad actors. The effort to revive the case with Enron, then HSBC, were also fought tooth & nail.
@OCCRP @ICIJ @realDonaldTrump Until someone figured out that the best way to expose the corruption was to weaponize HSBC's internal investigations department against the Swamp. Combined with the 'leaks' from #PanamaPapers #ParadisePapers & several more, a critical mass was reached.
@OCCRP @ICIJ @realDonaldTrump That critical point occurred just as the US DOJ & FBI were purged of corrupt actors who had helped block corruption cases in the past. Just as the employees at US Treasury FINCEN which gathered intelligence on suspicious money deals came under investigation...
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