Ex-Moldova PM's Son Forfeits Cash After NCA Probe

Law360, London (February 7, 2019, 4:53 PM GMT) -- British investigators have seized more than £466,000 ($601,000) from three frozen bank accounts belonging to the son of a jailed former Moldovan Prime Minister, the National Crime Agency said Thursday, after suspecting that the funds originated from a $1 billion money laundering scandal.

Vlad Luca Filat, 22, has been stripped of nearly half a million pounds after Judge Michael Snow granted forfeiture orders on his accounts during a hearing at the City of London Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Judge Snow agreed with the NCA that the money was likely connected to the disappearance of $1 billion from three Moldovan banks in...

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