AgroCheck in ZEMBLA: money laundering fraud in floriculture
ZEMBLA, together with NRC, is examining part of probably one of the largest money laundering scandals in history. In 2009, a Russian lawyer, Magnitsky, is killed in prison cell after revealing a conspiracy of mafiosi and police officers, who jointly commit the biggest tax fraud in Russian history. The millions revenue is channeled into seemingly innocent bank accounts, including in the Netherlands via flower export and fruit export companies.
Bart Weitjens, directeur of AgroCheck, was interviewed by ZEMBLA about this subject and asked about the involvement of Dutch flower and plant exporters.