Mobster or Central Banker? Spanish Cops Allege This Russian Both

  • Torshin called ‘boss’ by alleged mafia members, police say
  • ‘I’m a public individual and I’m not hiding anywhere’: Torshin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Federation Council Deputy Chief Alexander Torshin, and State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov.

Photographer: Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images

A former senator in Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party directed dirty-money flows for mobsters in Moscow before he was named a deputy head of the central bank last year, according to investigators in Spain.

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