Final Defendant Avoids Prison In Money-Laundering Case

Law360, London (April 8, 2019, 9:24 PM BST) -- A Chinese woman who helped launder more than £3.5 million ($4.57 million) received a suspended jail sentence Monday after a London court said she participated in the conspiracy at the urging of her husband, who has already received a three-year sentence.

During Monday's sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court, Judge Deborah Taylor noted that Rongzhu Wei, 33, and her husband, Qin Gao, 32, played a small part in what was a large criminal enterprise that saw Wei regularly depositing large amounts of cash at a London branch of Santander UK PLC, the proceeds of an unspecified crime.

The judge also said she factored...

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