The hustle hinges on the murky section 311, a provision in the US Patriot Act that grants the Treasury Department sweeping powers in relation to any bank in the world, under the guise of protecting the world’s financial system. In 2015, the provision was used against Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA) on the grounds that it was being used to launder hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of criminal gangs in Russia, China and Venezuela.
The film outlines how the provision is used as a political weapon to protect US interests and undermine nascent threat – such as Catalan independence. It is a forensic examination of the circumstances surrounding the bank’s closure that attempts to illustrate the scale of America’s global influence and establish the innocence of the Catalan politicians at the centre of the scandal.
Well, yes, OK, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man again.
Except there really were dodgy doin’s. How they relate to Catalan politicoes I have no idea but the base and underlying problem was still there.