Switzerland : 5-month suspended prison sentence for having laundered $ 35 million - The Point

This is a history of nickel plated feet or mediocre whodunit. In 2011, three young Russians to transfer $ 120 million on account of the bank Bordier in Geneva.

Switzerland : 5-month suspended prison sentence for having laundered $ 35 million - The Point

This is a history of nickel plated feet or mediocre whodunit. In 2011, three young Russians to transfer $ 120 million on account of the bank Bordier in Geneva. It is a small private facility, quiet, with the slogan " A bank of relationships ". The money came from a bank of latvia, on the occasion of a transfer between a company in the Bahamas and one other domiciled in Panama.

One can embrace the profession of banker without having to be curious. Bordier't be surprised, not when the three men ask to withdraw $ 109 million in cash. Such a sum does not fit in a suitcase, even in 100-dollar bills.

The bank does not, moreover, of this fortune in tickets. She's going to have to order the cash to UBS, the largest property in white cross. The three Russians will then make the most of greenbacks to the bank Bordier, and placing them on other accounts.

Nine years of procedure

The maneuver does not fall under any economic logic if it is not that it is a coarse to launder money. However, the justice of geneva did not want to worry about the bank Bordier & Cie, active in Paris, London, Montevideo, Singapore, and in the islands of Turks and Caicos, in the Caribbean.

Since 2011, this case has hardly occupied the local press. In 2014, we learned that one of the Russian, Ruslan Pinaev, chose to settle in Israel. Having obtained a safe-conduct from the part of Switzerland, he had been able to meet him on two occasions, the magistrates of geneva in January and September 2013, without being worried. Despite all this, the justice of the city of Calvin had not let go of the piece.

The site of investigation in Gotham City has just revealed that after nine years of procedure, having spent three prosecutors, the public prosecutors finally convicted Ruslan Pinaev, guilty of having laundered personally $ 35 million, to... 5-month suspended prison sentence and 3,000 swiss francs fine (2 850 euros).

A villa to € 5.4 million

On the other hand, another brain of the scam, Georgy Urumov, who had made the mistake of domicile in London, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2017. This, in fact, that Gotham City : "If the idea takes of orchestrating a huge fraud involving tens of millions of dollars, know that in case something goes wrong, it is better to make you in Geneva than in London. "

in Spite of everything, Geneva and its pitiless universe are caught up by confiscating the Audi that Ruslan Pinaev has left on the edges of the lake during the escape. And above all, his magnificent villa, estimated at € 5.4 million. But chances are, despite all, that he should recover.

Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 06:33

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