Sep 21, 2020
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Putin’s associates got into the secret documents of the US Treasury

Oleg Deripaska
Oleg Deripaska

People close to Vladimir Putin could make “dubious” transactions at American banks. This is stated in the study of the International Investigative Project of Journalists “Cassandra, which made public the results of the study of the secret documents of the US Treasury that came into their possession.

The investigation is based on the leak of more than 2.1 thousand suspicious activity reports (SAR), which global banks submit to FinCEN. In particular, the documents include the names of well-known entrepreneurs: Oleg Deripaska, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, ex-chief of staff of Boris Yeltsin and adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Valentin Yumashev, and former vice-mayor of Moscow Joseph Ordzhonikidze.

A close acquaintance of Putin, conductor and billionaire Sergei Roldugin, was also on the list of suspicious financial transactions. He owns several offshore companies, which received billions of dollars from Russian state banks and the country's largest businessmen. In particular, the company associated with Roldugin received $ 830,000 from a Cypriot firm affiliated with Severgroup, businessman Alexei Mordashov.

According to the document, the company of the famous businessman Alisher Usmanov transferred $ 6 million to the adviser to the President of Russia Valentin Yumashev. The FinCEN report also found suspicious transfers to the account of the wife of the former deputy head of "Voentorg" Leonid Teif Tatiana. how notes RBC, the spouses were arrested in the United States in 2019 on charges of embezzling $ 150 million in Russia. previously wrote that the net capital outflow from Russia from January to August 2020 amounted to $ 34.8 billion, which is 1.7 times more than in the same period last year. The decisive factor for this was the intensive reduction in the liabilities of banks and other sectors to non-residents.

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