Deutsche Bank threatens new legal trouble in US economy

According to a report, it is checked whether the company has violated anti-money laundering laws – in part in connection with US President Trump.

The Deutsche Bank threatens a media report that new trouble in the United States. The authorities there investigated whether the Frankfurt money house adheres to the anti-money laundering laws, reports the New York Times citing seven persons familiar with the case.

Among other things, it should examine how the bank dealt with reports from employees about potentially problematic transactions. Some of these transaction records are related to US President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Other banks would also be investigated. The review is part of a larger investigation into illicit cash flows in the US financial system.

A speaker of the German bank did not want to comment on the report. He said only that the money house would continue to cooperate in the investigations.

Part of the investigation was how the bank dealt with reports from employees about potentially problematic transactions. Some of these reports relate to US President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The New York Times had reported in May, employees of Deutsche Bank would have wanted to report some transactions of financial supervision. Managers would have rejected this. The bank and Trump rejected the report back then.

The finances of Trump are already being examined by the US Congress and the authorities of the state of New York. The Deutsche Bank had granted the businessman Trump high credits before his presidency and therefore stands in the center of interest.

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