In February 2021, our client was arrested and charged with 27 offences, including:
Our client was alleged to be the ringleader of a syndicate responsible for laundering almost $6 million of the proceeds of large-scale drug trafficking via the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
For more information, see: $1m in cash seized as man arrested over alleged money laundering via cryptocurrency, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 February 2021.
Hanna Legal engaged in extensive negotiations with the prosecution, leading to 16 of the knowingly deal with proceeds of crime offences being withdrawn and the statement of facts being amended to our client’s advantage. This assisted our criminal lawyers, who instructed Philip Strickland SC at our client’s sentence hearing at the Sydney District Court, to secure a lenient sentence for him.