Last Not-Guilty Plea Entered In UK Bribery, Laundering Case

Law360, London (April 17, 2019, 7:14 PM BST) -- The last of 10 defendants in a case over alleged bribes and money laundering that involved a company responsible for the fire alarms at Grenfell Tower, a residential building that caught ablaze in 2017, killing 72 people, pled not guilty on Wednesday.

Leslie Ratty, 67, became the last of the individuals to plead at Southwark Crown Court in connection with contracting for Lakehouse Contracts Ltd., a U.K. company that builds and maintains public properties.

He is charged with one count of money laundering connected to criminal conspiracy, which also involved two former Lakehouse employees. According to the indictment, Ratty laundered more than...

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