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Complaint: European Commission Covered Up Vatican Bank Money Laundering of World War Two Era Assets
Strasbourg: A complaint has been lodged with the European Ombudsman alleging maladministration by the European commission based on the Commission refusal to enforce the anti money laundering provisions of the Monetary Agreement between the European Union and the Vatican City State.
Now the attorney for several thousand claimants, Holocaust victims, their heirs, and organizations, is asking the European Ombudsman to take action after the European Commission repeatedly refused to enforce EU anti money laundering against the Vatican City State. The Vatican is an associate member of the Euro Zone. The funds at stake were derived from the Ustasha Treasury, consisting of gold and valuable looted from Yugoslavia during the Second World War and deposited at the Vatican Bank in 1946.
Dr. Levy stated the Commission advised him to file a complaint with Vatican Autorità di Informazione Finanziaria requesting an audit of certain accounts at the Vatican Bank belonging to the Franciscan Order and the Diocese of Zagreb. When the Vatican ignored the request, Dr. Levy complained to the European Commission which refused to act because it claimed the Vatican Bank was not part of the Vatican City State. When Levy submitted evidence to the European Commission including sworn statements by the Vatican City’s attorney, the Commission refused to respond further.
According to Dr. Levy, the Vatican and European Commission cannot continue to ignore post war money laundering allegations of gold looted from former Yugoslavia: “The Monetary Agreement between the European Union and Vatican City State is quite explicit, allegations of money laundering must be investigated.”
For the Entire Appeal see:
Dr. Jonathan Levy, PhD