Money Laundering: Russian 'Dirty Money' Cannot Now Be Traced, Says Security Expert

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Tom Keatinge, the financial crime director of the prestigious Royal United Services Institute lobbying group, claims that the British authorities have in the past two decades deliberately used the UK investor visa scheme to ‘lay out the welcome mat to dirty money’ from some of Russia’s super-rich.

However, he adds, little can be done about it now, even in the wake of the Sergei Skripal affair, because the dirty money has mixed into the economy beyond recognition and separation.

Meanwhile, the international Financial Action Task Force has just completed a three-week visit to the UK, during which it assessed the country’s money laundering countermeasures.