Albanian police have arrested an Italian man, accusing him of money laundering.

The Interior Ministry said Thursday that Alessandro Donadon, 56, has been arrested and 450,000 euros ($495,000) that he had at a bank has been impounded. The ministry said in a statement said that Donadon had received different amounts of money from San Marino to his bank account in Albania, which he then tried to take back to Italy with false checks.

If the charges of false documentation and money laundering are proven, Donadon faces up to 15 years in prison.