Powerful Eastern European oligarchs hatch a high-stakes international plot to make millions of dollars from a crooked deal.
The scheme involves using a web of offshore companies to steal $1.5 billion dollars from under the noses of the authorities.
Ukraine’s courts initially froze the funds after its former president, Viktor Yanukovych, was discovered to have emptied the country’s treasury. So, technically, the money is being stolen for a second time.
The money trail leads from Kiev to Moscow and Cyprus onto London. The I-Unit follows the money and lays bare the laundering routes that carry billions from Eastern Europe with the assistance of Western banks, lawyers and accountants.