The number of allegations of money laundering have increased nearly five times.
In Austria recorded the highest number of reports of suspicion of money laundering, concerning citizens of Ukraine. This DW said in the Austrian Federal criminal police office.
According to him, during 2015 Austrian banks had informed law enforcement about questionable transactions in the accounts of a total of 197 citizens of Ukraine.
Thus, the number of Ukrainians suspected of money laundering, increased by four times compared to 2014, when there were 48 recorded cases. A year earlier in money laundering financial institutions suspected 41 Ukrainian. At the same time, the number of allegations of possible violations of Russian citizens in 2015 remained virtually unchanged (208 cases).
According to a report by the Federal criminal police office, in 2015 the company recorded a total of nearly 1.8 thousand cases of alleged money laundering, 120 more than in 2014. Thus, if not for the growth in the number of complaints about transactions on accounts of Ukrainians, the total number of such cases would have been reduced in Austria for the first time in many years.
As reported by DW in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Austria, at the moment law enforcement agencies are investigating criminal cases against 14 Ukrainians on suspicion of money laundering. In 2015, on charges of money laundering before an Austrian court appeared no one Ukrainian, at the same time in Ukraine were sent 24 request for legal assistance. Earlier, in 2013-2014, the Austrian courts dealt with a case of alleged money laundering against the two Ukrainians, one of whom was convicted.