Danish prosecutors drop charges against six former Danske Bank staff
Charges against nine former bank managers were laid in 2019 accusing them of breaching Danish money-laundering laws
Copenhagen — Danish prosecutors have said they have dropped charges against six former Danske Bank employees as part of an investigation into the bank’s involvement in one of the world’s biggest money-laundering scandals.
Danske Bank is under investigation in several countries, including the US, over some €200bn of suspicious transactions that passed through the bank’s Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015.
The Danish state prosecutor filed preliminary charges against nine former managers in 2019 accused of breaching Danish money-laundering laws.
“We have not found gross negligence, and thus there is no basis for indictment for having violated the money laundering act,” state prosecutor Per Fiig told broadcaster DR, referring to six of the former employees.
He declined to give an update on the three others.
A spokesperson confirmed charges were dropped for six former staff.
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