Book by Susan McKay “Bear in Mind these Dead”. Which I presume from this New Statesman piece is about the aftermath of the loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. A long-term problem that will provide a haven for organised criminality for years to come.
£350 million fraud, involving 324 bogus companies. The article is rather short, but it is today’s news. Will try to catch it on the BBC when it gets there. Virendra Rastogi, head of RBG Resources is named as receiving a 9 1/2 year sentence for conspiracy to defraud. The story is odd, though, as told. The curious incident of the fax machine and the auditor…When were the police told?
Hidden away in this piece, second paragraph after “Applexy in Number 10” is the assertion that drug dealers and money launderers are also suffering from the end of the house price boom. I thought this would mark an excellent return to this blog. I have to inform you that even in the Outer Hebrides, there is a poster campaign to look out for drug traffickers!
Simultaneously, he appears to have been the founder of the CID….Plus ca change….Henry Fielding wrote a book about him 20 yeara after his death. Oh dear…more reading to do!
The 48th Front of FARC and the “Fatman” Oliver Solarte, who makes the money that runs the rebellion. the story is disputed and complex, but is a rare article on drug trafficking, organised crime and terrorism