Fab FOI Watchers!
It comes as little surprise to us that London has recently been named “the global capital of money-laundering”, following a special Private Eye investigation by former tax inspector Richard Brooks.
According to the report, which highlights the lack of interest by authorities in policing white-collar crime in London, “dirty money zips between secretive tax havens, obscure front companies and British high street banks”.
Sasha Wass QC summed up the complexity of the money-washing operation at the trial of former Nigerian Governor, James Ibori:
‘If you are confused by this…that is exactly the idea’.
Through our own research it has become obvious that something rather unsavoury may indeed be taking place on a massive scale throughout the whole financial sector but more alarming is that it appears to be happening with complicity from within both Local and Central Government departments.
Watch this space…