NRI gets prison sentence for money laundering in UK

NRIcriMonThe Old Bailey court in London has given Harkishan Talwar, 44, of Southall, west London, two sentences of eight, and three years, to run concurrently, for laundering criminal funds over a four-month period.

Talwar’s accomplice Muhammad Khan was tried in his absence after breaching his bail conditions in 2013 by fleeing the country. He was found guilty of laundering 1.4 million pounds and sentenced to one year in prison.

The London Police said Khan and Talwar were making loads of money by laundering millions of pounds on behalf of criminals and in doing so played a significant role in enabling serious criminal behaviour.

Talwar used his position as the director of a Money Service Bureau to help transfer criminal money around the globe in an attempt to make the money look legitimate and concealed from law enforcement agencies.  He is as culpable as the criminals he helped.

Both men were arrested after officers witnessed an exchange of illegal money and when Talwar’s Money Service Bureau was searched authorities seized 250,000 pounds in cash and notebooks that also showed the illegal movement of 3.5 million pounds more.