FBI investigates Russian-linked Cyprus bank accused of money laundering
27 Dec 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into links between US President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian influence has led the FBI to probe a closed Cypriot bank used by wealthy Russians and accused by the US of money laundering.

That was the claim made by the British newspaper The Guardian which said US investigators and the Treasury Department asked Cyprus’s Central Bank to reveal information about the defunct FBME Bank.

An unnamed source told the paper that was in response to a request from Mueller who is looking into former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russia that has seen the political operative indicted and under house arrest.

The source also said the investigation was tied to money that had flowed from Russia to the U.S. through banks in Cyprus which have had a notorious reputation for laundering money and which were brought to the edge of ruin in 2013.

– Guardian

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