Bureau de change employees acquitted of £11.5 million money laundering conspiracy

Tuesday 23 August 2016

The Managing Director, Corporate Manager and Compliance Officer of bureau de change GMT fx have been acquitted of a £11.5 million money laundering conspiracy at Southwark Crown Court.

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Following a three-month trial, the Managing Director, Corporate Manager and Compliance Officer were acquitted on 17 August 2016.

Compliance Officer Mr De Salles was represented by Michael Turner QC of Garden Court Chambers, leading James Holland of Red Lion Chambers. Michael Turner QC was instructed by Mark Rostron of Morgan Rose Solicitors.

Nerida Harford-Bell of Garden Court Chambers represented Mr De Silva, the Managing Director of GMT fx. She was instructed by Ben Bansal of Imran Khan & Partners and led Guy Bowden of Red Lion Chambers.

Keir Monteith, also of Garden Court Chambers, represented the Corporate Manager. He led Yasin Patel of 25 Bedford Row and was instructed by Mohsin Ariff of Lloyds PR and Pan Symeou of Faradays Solicitors.

Michael Turner QC, Nerida Harford-Bell and Keir Monteith are members of the Garden Court Chambers Fraud Team.

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