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Lithuania has identified transit funds offshore "Putin's other" through its country

on Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:04 pm
Law enforcement authorities of Lithuania have reported new information on the "Panamanian documents", which featured the name of "friend of President Vladimir Putin of Russia" - the cellist Sergei Roldugina, stated on the website The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Lithuanian edition, which has been one of the hundreds of media investigation parties, it became known that the funds allegedly related Roldugin offshore structures passed through the territory of the state. For information on flows confirmed the Lithuanian Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT), which is part of the Interior Ministry.

"Money does not stay in Lithuania, it was something of a transit country" - said the head of the service Kestutis Yusevichus.

It is noted that the money passed through bank Ūkio Bankas, which was closed by the Lithuanian authorities in 2013 because of problems with the financial situation. Its owner Vladimir Romanov has been declared an international arrest warrant and later detained in Moscow.

According to the journalists, in the present case involved four offshore: Panama Dino Capital SA, Starcourt Worldwide Ltd. from Belize, as well as the Delco Networks SA and Kentway SA with the British Virgin Islands. In 2010, it recorded two episodes of canceled transactions with offshore companies subsequent compensation of $ 1.5 million after two weeks.

Yusevichus noted that in this there are signs of money laundering, but FNTT not have ample opportunities here, because the money was quickly withdrawn from the jurisdiction of Lithuania. The service revealed that some of the four offshore accounts were closed in 2009, with a portion of the accounts remain in the bank Šiaulių Bankas, which took control of the "healthy" assets of the liquidated bank Romanov.

Large-scale investigation OCCRP, ICIJ and journalists from more than one hundred publications around the world has led to large-scale consequences in the world: the Prime Minister of Iceland on background 'offshore scandal' has resigned, UK, Netherlands, USA, Austria, Germany, India and Ukraine carry out checks on the published facts. In Russia denies any involvement of its officials and deputies to the offshore companies in China, information about the involvement of government officials to try to block offshore scandal. In Russian/русский
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