Britain's Fraud agency opens investigation into Ukraine money laundering

by Reuters
Monday, 28 April 2014 16:53 GMT

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office said it had opened a criminal investigation into possible money laundering associated with corruption in Ukraine and had frozen $23 million of assets in the UK in relation to the case.

"For reasons of confidentiality we cannot say more at this time," the SFO, a government department, said in a statement on Monday.

The $23 million of assets has been placed under restraint using the Proceeds of Crime Act, it said. (Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton)

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