Rhys Meggy acted for Michael Kinane, formerly Ravindera Sarathchandra, originally said to be the lynchpin in a $7.8 multinational money laundering conspiracy.
Further to a $14.8million account diversion fraud perpetrated against a US pharmaceutical company, Mr Kinane laundered $7.8million through his various accounts. He then emigrated to Australia under an assumed identity, and received payment for his work through a Dubai company.
The joint FBI and UK police investigation spanned several jurisdictions, and involved a large volume of cross-border banking evidence. Mr Kinane pleaded guilty prior to his trial, further to it having been established that he could not have been the orchestrator of the conspiracy.
Rhys was instructed by Harsha Rupasinghe of Lloyds PR.
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