Multi-million pound fraud case collapses after Defence press for disclosure

The case against a Bank Manager, accused of masterminding a multi-million pound Conspiracy to Defraud an International Bank,  has collapsed following prosecution disclosure that suggested that another individual had been responsible from the outset. The Crown had alleged that the Defendant had abused his access to confidential information to strip the Bank of money, which was then laundered through a complicated, international, layering process.

 

After a five year investigation and an aborted trial listing, the Organised Crime Division of the CPS conceded that detailed Defence disclosure requests had led to new information from National Crime Agency officers. This, in effect, suggested that the case had been built on a wholly inaccurate premise. No evidence was offered and not guilty verdicts recorded on all counts.

 

Piers Marquis was instructed, leading Harriet Johnson.

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