Happy Easter, by the way. Here’s a good story. Maksim Bakiyev, the son of an ousted president of Kyrgyzstan (don’t worry, I had to look it up too), has been found guilty (in his homeland) of the attempted murder of one British citizen Sean Daley, following a business rivalry. Daley was shot and badly wounded. Bakiyev, however, claims the charges were politically motivated and is currently living in a £3.5m house in the suburbs. Daley’s not too far away, in Oxfordshire. Awkward.
While Daley and Kyrgyzstan prepare to battle it out in a civil action in the British courts, attention is turning to the London property, which is said to be owned by a Belize-base company registered shortly after Kyrgyzstan arrived in the UK. Global Witness - an organisation highlighting links better global organised crime, human rights abuses and the world’s natural resources - is taking the opportunity to accuse London estate agents of turning a blind eye to evidence of large-scale money-laundering in the residential property market. Full story here.
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