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U.S. Fed investigating Deutsche’s role in Danske money laundering – Bloomberg

The U.S. Federal Reserve is investigating Deutsche Bank’s role in a money laundering scheme that has embroiled both it and Denmark’s Danske Bank, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Bloomberg, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, said that the Fed’s investigation was at an early stage. – By Tom Sims and… Read More

Money laundering: Danske faces new investor lawsuit threat

Litigation funder IMF Bentham (IMF.AX) has teamed up with legal experts Quinn Emanuel and Njord Law Firm and plans to file a shareholder lawsuit against Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) by July over a 200 billion euro ($230 billion) money laundering scandal. IMF’s European subsidiary, IMF Litigation Funding Services Limited (IMF LFS),… Read More

Danske Bank, ex-CEO are sued in U.S. over money laundering scandal

Danske Bank A/S and four former top executives were sued on Wednesday by a U.S. shareholder that accused Denmark’s largest bank of defrauding investors and inflating its share price by hiding and failing to stop widespread money laundering at its Estonian branch. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District… Read More
11th January 2019
Bill Browder, founder and CEO of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, said on Thursday he had asked French authorities to investigate Danske Bank over alleged money laundering, rather than treating it as a witness. Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) is already under investigation by authorities in Denmark, Estonia, Britain and the United… Read More
9th January 2019
The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe. The move, although in part symbolic since one… Read More
7th January 2019
Karsten Dybvad is putting on a brave face. Danske Bank’s new chairman recently insisted that the Copenhagen-based lender did not face an “existential crisis”, despite helping clients launder up to 200 billion euros between 2007 and 2015 via a Baltic subsidiary. In 2019 that will be put to the… Read More
31st December 2018
Banks need to step up the fight against money laundering and accept lower profits in return, European Central Bank board member Klaas Knot said, after a year in which investigations into criminal use of accounts implicated several EU lenders. “Banks need to adhere to rules and laws under any circumstance. Read More
20th December 2018
Estonia has arrested 10 former employees of the local branch of Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) as part of an international investigation into alleged money laundering. Authorities in Denmark, Estonia, Britain and the United States are investigating payments totaling 200 billion euros ($229 billion) made through the tiny Estonian branch of Denmark’s… Read More
13th December 2018
British investigators have frozen a bank account linked to a multi-billion dollar Azerbaijani money-laundering scheme that a network of investigative reporters has alleged rinsed dirty money mainly through four, UK-registered shell companies. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday that the Account Freezing Order (AFO), part of a new… Read More
7th December 2018
Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) defended its record in fighting money laundering on Thursday after the Financial Times reported it had processed 31 billion euros ($35 billion) more in questionable funds for Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) than previously thought. A Deutsche Bank spokesman declined to comment on the FT article. He said, however,… Read More
6th December 2018
Anti-money laundering (AML) expert Denis O’Connor looks at some of the main points raised at an EU Parliament hearing by Danske Bank whistelblower Howard Wilkinson, and recommends AML and compliance professionals take note of the issues discussed. The €200 billion Danske Bank money laundering scandal is considered to be the… Read More
3rd December 2018
A money laundering scandal at Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) involving billions of euros of suspicious flows is serious enough to potentially affect the country’s financial stability, the central bank warned on Friday. Denmark’s state prosecutor filed preliminary charges on Wednesday against Danske Bank, Denmark’s largest lender with a balance sheet 1-1/2… Read More
29th November 2018
Denmark’s top lender has been formally hit with charges of violating numerous financial crime controls, including failings on source of funds, beneficial ownership and politically exposed persons (PEPs). On Wednesday, the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK) published its charges against Danske Bank, outlining its failure… Read More