Russian-linked Cyprus bank accused of money laundering

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The FBI and other US Authorities have recently appealed to Cyprus officials to provide financial information about a liquidated bank that was used by wealthy Russians with political connections and was accused of money laundering by the US government before having its licence consequently revoked back in December, 2015.

People who knew about the request told Federal Investigators and the US Treasury appealed to the Central Bank of Cyprus in November to obtain detailed information about the FBME that was closed this year.

The Central Bank of Cyprus, which has been closely monitoring the FBME case since 2014, declined to comment, as well as the Office of the Special Adviser to the United States did.

The FBME strongly denies accusations about being a vehicle for money laundering and other criminal activities.