Shortly before the start of the special operation, the number of asset transfers from Russia to the United States increased dramatically.
Russian officials and businessmen made a number of suspicious transactions before the start of the SVO, which may indicate attempts to evade sanctions.
The American authorities have published a report on international transfers made by Russian billionaires in early 2022.
According to the documents, from January to April 2022 there was a sharp increase in the volume of transfers, and some large owners transferred assets to children and relatives.
According to FinCEN analysts, the volume of such transactions is estimated at billions of dollars, and in most cases it is unknown where these funds come from in Russia, and it is unclear whether they may be related to corruption.
One of the persons involved in the suspicious list seriously increased Swiss credit card expenses from December 2021 to February 2022.
According to some reports, the money was spent on luxury goods and art.
Purchases were made up to the beginning of the SVO and the introduction of sanctions.
At the beginning of 2022, a number of large entrepreneurs sent large transfers to their loved ones who live abroad, including in the United States.
For example, a businessman’s child living in the USA received $1 million as a transfer last February.
Recall that the SVO began on February 24, 2022.
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