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6 U.S. Banks Held Pinochet’s Accounts

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet had more than 125 accounts at a half-dozen U.S. banks, including Citibank, during the 1990s, according to a Senate report. Pinochet, whose 17-year military rule of Chile was marked by the murder and torture of political opponents in Chile and elsewhere, maintained “a secret web of accounts” at U.S. banks and U.S. subsidiaries of foreign banks, said the report, to be released today by the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations. Using fake names and often-suspect and secret money transfers, Pinochet moved millions of dollars through the U.S. banking system without attracting the notice of bank officials or regulators, it said.Full Story

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