Instead of Gold, London’s Streets Are Paved With Dirty Money

Dirty deeds done en masse. These criminals are brazen.

Rigged Game

Just one anonymous door on Harley Street is home to

2,159 shadowy shell companies.

By Oliver Bullough and cross-posted from The Daily Mail

Looking up on an autumn evening at the windows of Britain’s most expensive and desirable apartment block, One Hyde Park, it is hard not to notice an odd anomaly. Very few of the lights are burning.

At the top of this modernist block, built as a joint venture between its developers, the Candy Brothers, and a firm belonging to Qatar’s former prime minister, is a penthouse. In 2010, it sold for £140 million — making it at the time the most expensive flat in the world.

The development is owned offshore, beyond the reach of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs or other British authorities, as are most of the flats within. It is hard to say exactly how much living here would cost or who the inhabitants…

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