FORMER NCA CHIEF SAYS HE WAS TOLD TO END RUSSIAN MONEY LAUNDERING INVESTIGATION

On 23rd September, the Daily Mail claimed that Joe Benton had been told by a senior FCO official to end the investigation by the specialist anti-corruption unit he led.  Benton said he had been given a dossier by Bill Browder, the colleague of murdered Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.  The NCA is quoted as responding that it was felt the best chance of conviction was elsewhere, and that it had co-operated with foreign counterparts investigating the allegations.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6198395/Corruption-boss-says-ordered-halt-probe-Russian-money-laundering-Foreign-Office.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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