Financial adviser Adeel Mirza (47) was jailed in the UK for six years in 2013 for nine counts of fraud relating to a criminal enterprise in which he made millions arranging fraudulent mortgages for clients, including a heroin dealer and a corrupt solicitor.
Mirza’s fortune included a luxury family home in the UK, a Bentley Continental, a Range Rover, watches, jewellery, at least nine properties in London, and cash held in UK and offshore bank accounts, including in Jersey.
Following his conviction, Mirza was ordered to pay back nearly £4.2 million. With the help of Jersey authorities, prosecutors arranged the sale of nine houses across London – the majority of Mirza’s UK property portfolio – which were all registered to a trust in the Island.
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