The famous Russian oligarch Araz Agalarov implicated Hollywood star Robert De Niro in an offshore scheme. This is reported by Buzzfeed, citing documents from the American Financial Intelligence Agency (FinCEN).
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The data collected by the department concerning the transactions of banks operating in the United States was published in the public domain due to the investigation of a consortium of journalists called “Kassandra”. Credit institutions must report suspicious transactions to FinCEN, even if they are not illegal. Among them were those connected with Russia.
The structures assigned to the oligarch and registered abroad in the period from 2014 to 2017 made royalties to the account of Nobu, a well-known restaurant chain in the USA, owned by de Niro. Crocus Group acquired a franchise from her for the purpose of development in Russia. The operations provoked suspicions in the bank back in 2015. In total, transfers in the amount of 600 thousand dollars received the status of “suspicious”.