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Schools and universities are small, unwitting elements of a growing industry of “gatekeepers” to the UK for foreign money launderers.
Solicitors, estate agents and financial advisers are seen as far bigger culprits letting dirty money enter the UK system. Currently – amid concerns about a visit next year to the UK from the international anti money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force – hundreds of law firms across the country are undergoing checks from their regulator into how much care they take to keep out the criminals.
Sources say the FATF has become increasingly concerned about the rising number of legal actions being taken in London by foreign nationals, who have become a huge source of earnings, particularly for big City law firms. Fraud experts say much of this action is funded by laundered money from coun...Read more
Con-man Frank 'Fizzy' Onyeachonam, from Canning Town, has been jailed for eight and a half years (Picture: National Crime Agency)
A con-man known as ‘Fizzy’ because of his love for high-end champagne defrauded elderly and vulnerable victims out of vast sums of money to fuel his luxury lifestyle.
Judge Poulet said Onyeachonam continued to offend following his arrest 'with an arrogance that is unbelievable' (Picture: National Crime Agency)
Frank Onyeachonam has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of ripping off dozens of victims for hundreds of thousands of pounds, and has been sentenced to serve eight years in jail.
The judge described the 38-year-old from Canning Town as showing ‘no remorse’ for his crimes which have ruined lives in the UK and America.
And after it was revealed ...Read more
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