The news program 60 Minutes had a piece on the Danske bank scandal and whistleblower Howard Wilkinson Sunday. He exposed Russian money laundering scheme at the bank’s Estonia branch that 60 Minutes said involves $230 billion.
The piece also features comments from Stephen M. Kohn,Wilkinson’s whistleblower attorney and the chair of the National Whistleblower Center. Both men say that the bank was failing to comply with law designed to prevent money laundering.
Howard Wilkinson: Being named as a whistleblower in a case involving dirty Russian money. It’s not a good place to be.
Steve Kroft (of 60 Minutes) : You’re still concerned?
Howard Wilkinson: You’ve gotta be, haven’t you? The very nature of the people who want to launder money probably means that they’re not the sort that you wanna go down the pub and have a pint with.