Two Estonians standing trial in Finland’s largest money laundering case


October 8 2019

A court in Finland is set to pass judgment today in the largest money laundering case ever tried by a Finnish court, in which two Estonian nationals are accused of laundering €135 million in total.

According to prosecutors, the Estonians laundered approximately €135 million of illicitly obtained Russian money into third countries via a Finnish company. Central to the alleged scheme was a motorway allegedly to be built in the Karelia region of Russia.

Finland’s central criminal police started investigating the case in July 2014 when its anti-money laundering unit was notified of suspicious transactions on multiple occasions.