How one man uncovered a money-laundering scheme involving $230 billion

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May 16 2019

Howard Wilkinson’s suspicions led to the uncovering of an enormous money-laundering case involving approximately $230 billion, maybe the largest such scheme ever found. He discovered it working for Danske Bank’s branch in Tallinn, Estonia. Steve Kroft speaks to Wilkinson for his first American television interview on the next edition of “60 Minutes” Sunday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

“Customers would be calling up every morning. ‘Please, I want to sell 20 million rubles and buy dollars,'” recalls Wilkinson. “Banks are supposed to check the money coming in. Is it clean? And… where does the money go?”