“This is a bank that is being investigated in both Estonia and the US on suspicion of a huge amount of Russian black money,” said Helme.
The previous administration decided to create this position with the aim of stepping up cooperation with the United States in combating money laundering. However, Helme said Tibar has a conflict of interest with the new position.
“Now the Estonian state is sending a person to the US to work on combating money laundering who is still working at the investigated bank as a supervisory officer in the investigated area. Essentially, this is showing the Estonian government and the middle finger to the US -Authorities, “he said.
According to Helmets, sending Tibar is to ensure that useful information from Estonia does not get into the US investigation.
“Also, the clear consequence is that now we have to wipe our mouths clean when we impose fines. It’s probably what is wanted, then you can say Helmets lied when he said we were going to get some money for ours Get the state budget if we work together. ” ” he wrote.
The task of the judicial officer is to represent and defend the interests of the Estonian state in extensive money laundering investigations in order to be able to participate in the distribution of the fines in the future.
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