11 Mar 2019 14:19

Troika Dialogue money laundering investigation contains much distorted info, but it's not new - Kremlin

MOSCOW. March 11 (Interfax) - The investigation conducted by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, which alleges that Troika Dialogue engaged in money laundering, does not contain any new information, but does contain a lot of false and distorted details, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"This is a very unclear investigation and some episodes mentioned there are quite old, they have been in Rosfinmonitoring sights for a long time," he told reporters.

"There are a great many details there that have been known for a long time, they got mentioned and something in them does not reflect reality, or something gets mentioned wrong and distortedly, and therefore there is no new information in this investigation," Peskov said.

Peskov was not able to say whether the investigation will be discussed on Monday in the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rosfinmonitoring chief Yury Chikhanchin.

"I cannot tell you. If he finds it necessary," he said.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project published an investigation last week alleging that Troika Dialogue had created a network of dozens of companies via which $4.8 billion was withdrawn in the period between 2006 and early 2013.