An important fact of an important thing has just been revealed in the newspaper Le Point: it would seem that the very famous terrestrial casino of Enghein-les-Bains is mixed with a story of money laundering. Three entrepreneurs working in the building and public works sector seem to be directly invested in illegal trafficking in the casino. Explanations.
Back in February 2014. Some employees of the Casino d'Enghien-les-Bains notes of major money transfers erected by loyal customers of the establishment.
Finally, the rumor arrives at the ears of an organization responsible for the fight against money laundering (the Tracfin). An investigation is opened by the Pontoise tribunal de grande instance.
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For the moment nothing has been confirmed, but it would seem, according to the information relayed in the newspaper Le Point, that these are three people working for the construction and who are accused of having bleached the 'Money for several months by the intermediary of the Val-d'Oise casino. How ? They simply used the well -known technique of dirty money laundering: exchanging tokens bought from the casino for a cash fit.
"In addition, it is rumored that the three men who were responsible for whitening money in the casino, would have retained a commission of 10 % on the total amount of the various transactions which would amount to no less than 4.3 million euros ”.
It seems that the providence of this money is around forty construction companies located in Ile-de-USA.
And the three fraudulers in all of this? Well rumors say that the three men responsible for money laundering in the casino affected a commission of 10 percent on the total amount of transactions made, all these transactions would form a total not far from 4.3 million euros ...
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Aware of nothing. The Casino d'Enghein-les-Bains claims. He expressed himself on this question of money laundering by saying not to know this story. According to a source close to the casinotier, it seems that management would not use this type of transactions, and that moreover in order to avoid this kind of problems each employee is tobligrated to note each sum above 2000 euros .
After the fright of project to open one or more casinos in Paris Directly, Enghien's game establishment must now face this scandal reaching its credibility and dirtying its reputation and seriousness.
But much more. Because this story makes say that casinos are ideal partners for money laundering in discretion, this case can therefore reach reputation and can prejudice not only to the casino concerned, but to the whole industry of land casinos, which Turnover has already been down continuous for a few years.
We are waiting to see what the investigation will give.