Случай старый, это вылезло аж в 2012м году, но заметил я его только сейчас. Как-то это не особо обсуждается. Крупный Английский банк отмывал деньги мексиканских нарко-картелей. Когда поймали, отделался штрафом в 1.9 миллиарда.
The banking giant HSBC "knowingly" provided support to four of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels by laundering their money and providing material support to terrorists, according to a new lawsuit filed by four families.
The papers filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, on Tuesday say that laundering drug money made it possible for the cartels to operate. The suit alleges the bank is liable for the damage inflicted by the cartels under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
According to the lawsuit, employees at Mexican HSBC bank branches "routinely accepted" deposits of hundreds of thousands – sometimes millions – of U.S. dollars from people with no identifiable source of income. The suit accuses employees of accepting bribes, fabricating documents and keeping illegal accounts open despite having been ordered to close them.
"HSBC's substantial and systemic money laundering support materially aided the activities of the Mexican cartels, including the Sinaoloa, Juárez, and Los Zetas cartels," court documents read.