He is the man who blew the whistle on the largest money laundering case in history. Howard Wilkinson uncovered and exposed an international money laundering scheme that reached all the way to the Russian secret police, which included relatives of President Vladimir Putin. More than 230 billion euros passed through bank accounts at the Danske Bank in Estonia.
Wilkinson reported his suspicions to senior officials at Danske Bank, after which he was let go, muzzled and paid off. His report, while not acted upon at the time, has come to light and he says, “charges have been laid against 12 former bankers in Estonia and another 10 Danish bankers have been served with preliminary charges.”
The scandal has rocked the financial world in Europe and the U.S. where the Securities Commission and the Department of Justice are carrying out investigations.
Wilkinson is the co-winner of the Peter A. Allard Award For International Integrity, which was awarded in Vancouver on Oct. 21. I invited Wilkinson to join me for a Conversation That Matters about the unveiling of the largest money laundering scheme in the world.
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