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The Sound of Corrupt Cash Being Sucked Through Europe

Lionel Laurent
The Sound of Corrupt Cash Being Sucked Through Europe

Europe's national regulators are discovering the limits of their ability to police cross-border money laundering in a complex and globalized financial system that's full of holes. Dutch bank ING Groep NV said on Tuesday it would pay 775 million euros ($895 million) to settle a probe into corrupt practices and unusual payments, including sums sent by VimpelCom Ltd. to a firm owned by an Uzbek government official. ING admitted that clients had been able to launder money through their accounts for years.