November 28, 2018 / 2:57 PM / 12 days ago

Danish prosecutor charges Danske Bank over money laundering allegations

COPENHAGEN, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Danske Bank said the Danish state prosecutor had filed preliminary charges against the bank for allegedly violating the country's anti-money laundering act in relation to it Estonian branch.

"We did expect to be preliminarily charged by (the prosecutor) in continuation of the findings and conclusions of the investigations we presented in September this year," said acting Chief Executive Jesper Nielsen in a statement in English.

Danske Bank is involved in a money laundering scandal at its Estonian branch that involves suspicious transactions between 2007 and 2016 totalling 200 billion euros ($225 billion). ($1 = 0.8871 euros) (Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen Editing by Keith Weir)

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