Swedbank is launching an external investigation into suspected money laundering after two days of defensive behaviour. Since the news broke, CEO Birgitte Bonnesen had being saying that an external investigator would not be looking into the reports, but on Thursday the bank noted that auditors E&Y would investigate the accusations.
Director of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), Erik Thedéen has called the reports “serious”. “When I saw the programme, it seems as if some of those transactions clearly should have been reported,” he tells TT.
CEO Birgitte Bonnesen said on Wednesday that Bill Browder is not going ahead with plans to file a lawsuit against Swedbank while investors gave the opposite message. “Bill Browder told us yesterday that he is going through his material due to “Uppdrag granskning” and that if he finds anything relevant he will hand it over to the authorities,” says head of communication Gabriel Francke Rodau.
Bill Browder confirmed in an email to DI that he will send documents to the authorities but it is not the same as filing a criminal lawsuit.
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