Ilan Shor, a fugitive businessman who was stripped of his immunity as a deputy, the businessman Andrei Timotin, a close friend of Vlad Plahotniuc, Moldova’s tycoon, and the banker Gherman Gorbuntsov are investigated for involvement in the money laundering scheme Laundromat, reports rbc.ru. The media portal notes that the investigation in this regard continues calling witnesses and potential actors for hearings.
According to the source, more than 30 citizens of the Russian Federation, Moldova, and Latvia are under investigation. The list includes bank administrators without a license predominantly.
One of the Russian bankers involved in the laundromat admitted his guilt. Plahotniuc and Veaceslav Platon, recently released from prison, appear in the case.
The RBK media outlet also writes that the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs considers Platon, former owner of Moldindconbank, an initiator of the so-called Moldovan scheme. According to law enforcement, Plahotniuc accepted Platon’s idea of organizing an international money withdrawal channel.