In particular, a data leak of the transactions between Danske Bank and Swedbank shows.that Harmony's Aivars Bergers has received €270,000 from two offshore companies used in the Magnitsky affair and the Azerbaijani laundromat.
In 2010 and 2011, Bergers received transfers from Danske Bank to his account in Swedbank from two “post box” companies registered in the UK: Murova Systems LLP and Diron Trade LLP.
The first was used to transfer money in the massive Russian tax fraud uncovered by the late Sergei Magnitsky, the second in the “Azerbaijani laundromat” through which the Azerbaijani elite siphoned millions of dollars from the country to buy luxury goods and real estate abroad.
Bergers told Re:Baltica that he didn’t remember these transfers and would have no comment. He no longer has accounts in either bank, and therefore, allegedly, cannot check anything.
The story goes on to probe ties between Bergers and Azerbaijani business, possible residence permit peddling, as well as Bergers' use of a fellow party member to donate to Harmony.
Read the Re:Baltica story in its entirety HERE.
😳 Mega-donor to pro-Russian party benefits from Magnitsky and Azerbaijani laundromats.— Re:Baltica (@rebaltica) March 21, 2019
Was selling residency permits to people from RUS, Azeri, Ukraine and China?
“I don’t like the tone of your questions,” he said to @rebaltica https://t.co/DVpH90NxGE#Swedbankleaks @svt