R v A
Opus Law were instructed by A, an accountant accused, along with three others, of involvement in a Ponzi / Madoff scheme to defraud wealthy investors of their savings. The value of the fraud was estimated at £2.5 million, although more monies were suspected to have been obtained. The victims were tricked into believing that the defendants were running a highly successful investment scheme, when in fact the monies were being used to fund extravagant lifestyles and overseas criminal activity, with only a small percentage being returned to the investors.
Following a six year investigation by the Metropolitan Police, A was tried at Southwark Crown Court and acquitted of Money Laundering offences. Subsequently other defendants have been found guilty and sentenced to lengthy terms of imprisonment.
Case represented by David Golden, Opus Law.