Published: 04.10.2019

A working visit to Rosfinmonitoring by a delegation comprising representatives of the Moldova FIU, led by its Director Vasile Charco, took place on 1 October 2019. Visitors were welcomed by Director of Rosfinmonitoring Yu. Chikhanchin, Deputy Directors O. Krylov and V. Glotov, employees of Russian FIU and representatives of law enforcement agencies.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss bilateral cooperation between the agencies in conducting financial investigations, including examination of the alleged money-laundering scheme through Moldova and Latvia dubbed "the Laundromat" by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).


Information note

According to OCCRP, this scheme was used in 2011-2014 to transfer $21 billion out of Russia.
In 2006, Rosfinmonitoring and Centre for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption of Moldova signed an AML/CFT cooperation agreement.