UK banks questioned over accepting large sums of suspicious laundered Russian money

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Britain’s high street banks processed dirty money from an operation run by Russian criminals with ties to the Russian government including the KGB. HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland amoung others are all UK based banks that are facing questions about what they knew regarding the international scheme and how they managed to accept suspicious money transferals.

Documents show $20bn has been moved out of Russia over a four-year period b 2014. One MI5 Detective stated involved in the inquiry said the money from Russia was “obviously either stolen or with criminal origin”.