UniCredit’s HVB fined for helping weapons of mass destruction distributor

UniCredit has settled with US authorities and agreed to pay about $1.3bn for breaking US sanctions, but the Italian bank said this amount was fully covered by provisions.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 16 Apr 2019

Most notably among the agreements announced on Monday, HypoVereinsbank, UniCredit’s German subsidiary, agreed to plead guilty to processing deals through the US financial system on behalf of an entity labelled as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction.

In total, HVB knowingly and wilfully transferred at least $393m ...

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