Adrian Darbishire QC acts on behalf of Abdulla Alfalasi who was sentenced yesterday at Isleworth Crown Court.

On 28th July, 2022, Abdulla Alfalasi, alleged to be a principal in one of the UK's largest money laundering operations, was sentenced for nine years and seven months. The NCA estimated that £104 million in cash was removed from the UK to Dubai between 2019 and 2020. 

Adrian Darbishire QC, defending, described Alfalasi as a “family man and a businessman in a small way”, who was “worth something to some people” as an Emirati citizen and was the “useful idiot” for others.

“He has done something very bad and something very stupid and he is the one who finds himself in court saddled with the implications of £100 million,” he added.

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