Spanish judge requests US file criminal charges against Riggs Bank

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A Spanish judge has issued an order requesting that US authorities file criminal charges against Riggs Bank and its officers for concealing millions belonging to former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. According to Thursday's order, Spanish officials will press money laundering charges against the bank and its executives if US officials do not act.

As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, an investigation conducted by Riggs has turned up evidence of wrongdoing by former account managers. CNN has more.

 

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