Providing pre-charge advice to private clients in unrelated, high profile, multi-jurisdictional investigations into global bribery and corruption and a complex cross-border European tax evasion scheme.
Represented one of 8 defendants charged with a conspiracy to launder in-excess of £150 million, the proceeds of drug trafficking. The allegation concerned the abuse of multiple third-party bank accounts by a Chinese organised crime group.
Operation Jericho – Client charged on an 8-handed indictment with a multi-million pound MTIC fraud revolving around the trade in waste precious metals.
Operation Rosewood – Client charged on a multi-handed, multi-million pound mobile phone fraud which involved an organised crime group systematically defrauding the major mobile phone networks.
Operation Banktime – Client charged on a 2-handed indictment with a multi-million pound vishing fraud and money laundering. The pro-active investigation was a joint operation between the Metropolitan Police, Police Scotland and the National Crime Agency. The case involved the deliberate targeting of small businesses, because they were likely to have unsophisticated security measures in place, with telephone calls, supported by the deployment of sophisticated telephone software to ‘Spoof’ the companies into believing that the caller was calling from their bank to intervene in what was claimed a fraud taking place on their bank account.
Represented a client charged on a multi-handed indictment with conspiracy to defraud involving the alleged systematic defrauding of customers of two motor vehicle engine remanufacturing companies, set up as vehicles for fraud.
Operation Soma – Represented a client charged on a multi-handed indictment with conspiracy to defraud involving a land banking boiler room fraud.
Operation Penco – Represented a client charged on a multi-handed indictment with conspiracy to defraud involving a carbon credit boiler room fraud.
Represented a Client charged in a private prosecution with 13 historic counts of obtaining money transfers in-excess of £20 million by deception, in relation to events that dated back to 1999. Described at the time of the trial as the largest ever private prosecution brought to trial.
Represented a client charged on a 3-handed, 20 count indictment alleging offences of money laundering, fraudulent trading, false accounting and offences under the Company Directors Disqualification Act.
Represented a client charged with offences under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The case concerned allegations of providing financial advice to high-net-worth individuals when not being authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.