International money laundering case collapses following defence legal arguments concerning prosecution disclosure failures

Ashmans Solicitors represented AG who had been charged with three others with a conspiracy to launder £34m between 2012 and 2018. The case collapsed after the defence launched successful legal arguments concerning disclosure failures.

This was a high-profile case involving the remittance of monies from the UK to Pakistan and other countries through MSB’s and Foreign Exchanges. The charges arose after a lengthy multi-agency investigation. Through meticulous preparation and consideration of the evidence, the defence were able to expose the prosecution disclosure failures. This led to an application to adjourn the case by the prosecution. After detailed legal arguments, the Judge refused the prosecution application due to what was described as ‘cataphoric disclosure failures’.

This led to AG’s acquittal.

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