Denmark prosecutor drops all former Danske CEO money laundering charges

Danish prosecutors have dropped all money laundering charges against former Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen. Borgen headed up the bank at a time when one of the largest alleged money laundering cases came to light, centered on the bank’s now-defunct Tallinn branch.

“We have dropped all charges against former chief executive Thomas Borgen, former chief financial officer Henrik Ramlau-Hansen and former head of international banking Lars Morch,” the Danish public prosecutor for economic and international crime said Thursday.

“There is no legal evidence that any individual has broken the law,” Per Fiig, Acting Attorney General of Denmark, said of the case.

Over €200 billion in potentially illicit funds, primarily originating in the Russian Federation, was thought to have passed through Danske Estonia’s portals between 2007 and 2015.

The full extent of the money laundering allegations came to light from 2018, and the bank shut up shop in late 2019.

Investigations are continuing in the U.S., though Danske says it hopes to get this resolved quickly as well, U.K. financial daily theFT reports .

Read more: ERR.EE

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