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Swiss prosecutors charge four bankers with helping to hide Putin’s millions

By Sam Jones

01 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Four bankers from Gazprombank’s Swiss subsidiary, including its chief executive, have been charged with criminal negligence for allowing accounts to be opened for Putin’s associates. The FT reports.

Prosecutors in Switzerland have charged four bankers with helping to hide tens of millions of Swiss francs on behalf of Vladimir Putin, in one of the first ever court cases in the west to directly involve assets allegedly belonging to the Russian president.

The four individuals were employees of Gazprombank’s Swiss subsidiary, and include its chief executive, Roman Abdulin.

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