Press release / Feb. 28, 2018

Global Witness Statement On the National Crime Agency's First Use of New Unexplained Wealth Orders

'Today is a bad day for London’s corrupt elite. Until now they could stash their stolen cash in the property market without any questions. Now the National Crime Agency has the power to quiz them when things look suspicious,’ said Naomi Hirst, Anti-Corruption Campaigner at Global Witness. ‘This is a step forward, but if the government is serious about stopping criminals using the capital as a luxury bolt-hole they must stop dragging their heels and make the real owners of all of the UK’s properties public.'

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