Largest money laundering scam: New developments made by FIA
KARACHI – New developments have been made in the largest money laundering scam involving Rs 35 billions.
19 accounts of Omni Group have been frozen by three different banks on Saturday on directions of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in probe pertaining to money laundering through spurious bank accounts.
Cash over Rs330 million has been stashed in these frozen accounts. Following FIA’s order, National Bank, Summit Bank and Sindh bank have frozen accounts of the conglomerate.
On the other hand, Omni Group has moved court against FIA’s order in bid to reopen the accounts. The court has summoned reply from FIA whereas notice has been issued to prosecutor of FIA in this regard.
According to the FIA, 29 accounts were opened in the name of seven people, including a woman. The agency said that 18 to 19 of the ‘fake’ accounts were opened in the Summit Bank alone.