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Rudolf and Anna J.

Austria

Anna and Rudolf J., a married couple in their seventies, received a total of €52,716 through the Laundromat in just over a dozen small tranches ranging from €1,959 to €3,600 in 2013. The payments - from a company called Crystalord - were listed as being for “consultation services.” The couple lived in a small town near Vienna. According to relatives, Anna used to be a nurse, while Rudolf worked in a car-tire factory. When reporters visited the couple at home, Anna opened the door but refused to comment about the transactions, though she seemed to remember the payments. “That’s all in the past”, she said, before shutting the door. Weeks later it was Rudolf who opened: His wife Anna had died in the meantime, he said, and he had no interest in talking to reporters, threatening to release the dogs.