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DGP: The state bank was laundering dirty money |

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna informs about this, “Supervisory authorities conduct proceedings against BOŚ Bank. The prosecutor’s office also received notifications in this case. ”

BOŚ Bank with problems

The activities of BOŚ were examined by the GIFI and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

Both institutions submitted a notification to the prosecutor’s office with suspicion of a crime – says the informant “DGP”.

The media managed to find out from the National Prosecutor’s Office that it was true.

“The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Katowice initiated an investigation into the matter. Due to his best interests, the prosecutor’s office does not provide information about the course of the proceedings at the present stage “

– wrote the National Prosecutor’s Office in response to questions from “DGP”.

The fact that BOŚ Bank is indirectly controlled by the State Treasury adds to the piquancy. The point is that “The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management has 58.05 percent. shares in the share capital, 8.61%. belongs to the Polish Enterprise Investment Fund with PFR TFI, and 5.54 percent. has the General Directorate of State Forests. “

The scandal is large and it is not about laundering millions of zlotys, but much higher amounts. At the turn of September and October last year, information appeared that the services from the United States intervened in this matter, asking the Polish side to start money laundering with the use of BOŚ Bank – says the newspaper informant.

The article added that “The bank could be at odds with AML regulations.”

penalties

BOŚ Bank may receive high fines. In administrative proceedings, they may reach EUR 5 million or 10 percent. trading. In addition to that, as added by “DGP”, criminal liability is involved. According to Art. 299 of the Criminal Code, money laundering is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Cryptocurrency thread

The topic of cryptocurrencies appears later in the article:

“At DGP, we described last year that the bank maintains PLN accounts for the Estonian payment operator, which in turn supports cryptocurrency exchanges. Also the one invented by a company that UOKiK suspects of having the role of a financial pyramid.

This risk was also highlighted by money laundering services in their 2019 annual report. “

You can find the entire article at this link.

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