Andrew Wheeler KC, leading Darren Taubitz and Lindsey Bermingham, represented JT, the former money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) of a large international Trust and Corporate Services Provider (TCSP) based in the Isle of Man. JT had been charged with two counts of Failing to Report Suspicions of Terrorist Financing, contrary to S14 of the Isle of Man Anti-Terrorism and Crime Act 2003. She was also charged with six counts of Failing to Report Suspicions of Money Laundering, contrary to S142 of the Isle of Man Proceeds of Crime Act 2008.

JT was unanimously acquitted by the jury of three counts. The other five counts were earlier withdrawn from the jury, following successful submissions of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution case. This had included the alleged Terrorist Financing counts. Not Guilty verdicts were therefore returned in respect of all eight counts.

This was the Isle of Man’s first prosecution of such offences. Andrew was instructed by Darren Taubitz at Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth, Douglas, Isle of Man.


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