They helped Putin's friend to open a bank account in Switzerland, 4 bankers are fined more than 800 thousand dollars
Politiko 2023-03-30 19:02:36
Four bankers have been fined more than $800,000 for helping a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin move millions of dollars through Swiss bank accounts. They were found guilty of helping cellist Sergey Roldugin, who has been called "Putin's portfolio" by the Swiss government.
The bankers, who were three Russians and one Swiss, helped Roldugin, who is godfather to Putin's eldest daughter Maria, deposit millions of francs into Swiss bank accounts between 2014 and 2016.
They were found guilty at a hearing in the Zurich District Court and fined $809,000.
In Switzerland, banks are obliged to refuse or terminate business relations if there are doubts about the identity of the contracting party.