The Charlotte Observer reports:
A Russian bank owned by former North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor has been accused of money laundering and lost its license. The Commercial Bank of Ivanovo “failed on multiple occasions to comply with Bank of Russia regulations” on money laundering “of criminally obtained incomes and the financing of terrorism,” the Bank of Russia said in a press release.
The bank lied about its assets and reserves, the central bank said, “in order to improve its financial indicators and conceal its actual financial standing.” The bank also artificially inflated its capital to make it look like it was in line with Russian regulations, the press release said. The Bank of Russia said it will forward its findings “bearing signs of a criminal offence to law enforcement agencies.”
Charles Taylor makes Dana Rohrabacher look like Ronald Reagan. https://t.co/9G8hIXorJz
— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) April 5, 2019
Three North Carolina Republicans walk into a bar.
Mark Harris says, “I had my Congressional election invalidated b/c of election fraud.”
Robin Hayes says, “I was indicted on conspiracy and bribery charges.”
Charles Taylor says, “Hold my beer.”https://t.co/9XFHcNfDVd
— Jason Zengerle (@zengerle) April 5, 2019
It violated “numerous” rules against money laundering, including providing incomplete information about transactions, Russia’s central bank said. https://t.co/6sEfTzUIe0
— The Citizen Times (@asheville) April 5, 2019