The leaked data shows , Until recently , Bank of Switzerland Credit Suisse Holds more than for sanctioned individuals and heads of state accused of money laundering 1000 A billion dollar account .
《 The New York times 》2 month 20 reported , Data breaches include 18,000 Multiple bank accounts . These data can be traced back to 1940 S to 2010 Accounts opened in the s , But these accounts have not been operated at present .
stay Credit Suisse hold “ Millions of dollars ” The account holders include the king of Jordan Abdullah II And the former Deputy Minister of energy of Venezuela Nervis Villalobos.
Abdullah II The king was accused of misappropriating financial aid for personal gain , and Villalobos stay 2018 He pleaded guilty to money laundering in . Other sanctioned individuals are also Credit Suisse Have an account , just as 《 The New York times 》 As it is written ：
“ Other account holders include the son of a Pakistani intelligence chief , They are 1980 Helping to transfer billions of dollars from the United States and other countries to Afghanistan in the s （ Jihadist organization ）.”
Leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Yearn Finance (YFI) Lead developer Banteg Today I wrote on twitter ：“Credit Suisse AML I was very happy to receive the traffickers 、 Murderers and corrupt officials .” Commentators have noticed another large international bank, HSBC , It has paid huge fines for helping international criminals .
Although Swiss banks are prohibited by law from accepting deposits from known criminals , But even if the country's famous bank secrecy law is implemented , It's easy to escape . just as 《 The New York times 》 written , This seems to make Switzerland an attractive place for criminals to conduct international banking ：
“ The leak shows that ,Credit Suisse Not only the super rich , And those with questionable backgrounds , Just search their names on the search engine , Will be very clear about the background of these people .”
The cryptocurrency community also suffers from the irony that large traditional financial institutions help criminals , The community has been fighting charges of abetting criminals for years . Overview of data breaches 1000 A deposit of $billion makes Chainalysis Estimate of the 2021 The crime of encrypting whales held 250 Billion dollars is dwarfed by .
Credit Suisse Deny any wrongdoing , but Credit Suisse The centralized secret operation mode is in sharp contrast to the completely transparent blockchain technology . This transparency may also mean that investigators and law enforcement agencies can monitor in real time individuals and governments trying to evade economic sanctions .