Paul Raudnitz QC represented Emmanual Chukwuka, charged with conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to launder. The case was the widely publicised 10-handed internet banking diversion fraud and money laundering conspiracy allegation tried before HHJ Simon at Blackfriars CC over 6 months from October 2018-March 2019. Paul Raudnitz defended D4 of 10. He led Kyan Pucks.
The case embraced allegations that some £10m was diverted from hundreds of victims in a concerted international diversion fraud scheme. It involved some 75,000+ pages of evidence and was highly complex. It turned on a detailed challenge to extremely complicated forensic computer evidence.
Emmanual Chukwuka was successfully acquitted of the laundering charge, earning a sentence of “time served” – dramatically lower than others convicted on all counts.
Counsel was instructed by Richard Cooper of Sternberg Reed Solicitors.