COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Estonian prosecutors said on Friday that last month they had ordered a local court to seize around 2 million euros (£1.86 million or $2.24 million) from a bank account belonging to a former Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) employee as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering.
The money was sitting in a Latvian bank account belonging to one of 10 former employees at the local branch of Danske Bank arrested by Estonian police last December, Estonian newspaper Eesti Ekspress reported.
A spokeswoman for the Estonian general prosecutor confirmed the news to Reuters on Friday.
Authorities in Denmark, Estonia, Britain and the United States are investigating payments totalling 200 billion euros ($224 billion) made through the tiny Estonian branch of Denmark’s largest bank between 2007 and 2015.
The 10 people arrested in December were alleged to have been part of a network that facilitated flows of dirty money through the branch.
Danske Bank declined to comment.
(The story changes date for the seizure to last month)
Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; editing by Jason Neely