Germany’s largest money lender, Deutsche Bank, is reportedly suspected by the USA of facilitating more than half of the $2 trillion of suspicious transactions that were flagged by the US government between 1999 and 2017.
According to broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), the documents revealed that five major banks (Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JPMorgan and Standard Chartered) processed trillions of dollars of transactions identified as suspicious.
The activity reports that banks and other financial institutions filed with the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, showed that the mega-banks continued to profit from powerful and dangerous players even after US authorities fined the financial institutions for earlier failures to stem flows of dirty money.
Deutsche Bank said in a statement that the incidents in the leaked documents have already been investigated and led to regulatory resolutions in which the bank’s cooperation and remediation was publicly recognized. Where necessary and appropriate, consequence management was applied.
The bank was previously found to have facilitated financial transactions that violated US sanctions. According to DW, in 2015 Deutsche agreed to pay fines worth $258 million for doing business with US-sanctioned countries. However, the leaked FinCEN documents suggested that the bank had continued to move suspicious funds after 2015.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Dirty Banking News 2021.