Campaigners hail victory for open justice in ‘dirty cash’ case

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Helena Wood, from the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute think tank, said: “The Evening Standard’s dogged determination to fight for transparency in this particular case, has wider implications for the debate around open justice in this country. “It should not be a feature of the British justice system that those who can afford to pay, can avoid public scrutiny for two years. “While the outcome of this particular case remains to be decided in court, the emerging facts demonstrate the ability of wealthy individuals to buy their way into the UK and establish UK companies with minimal, or no, due diligence.”