Lawrence Dallaglio spent £10,000 in brothel
A jury at Wood Green Crown Court heard how an organised crime group rented up-market London houses to use as high-class brothels where they sold cocaine. There was evidence they made at least £400,000 in six months, and had a network of cab drivers to bring clients to them. Police set up a large-scale operation to track the gang; they relied on surveillance cameras, cell-site experts and undercover police officers, before arresting 7 people. The investigation revealed some people spent tens of thousands of pounds at the premises.
I represented one of the defendants. My client was charged with assisting in keeping a brothel, conspiracy to supply cocaine, and money laundering. After a trial spanning 9 weeks he was found not guilty of all charges. Other defendants were imprisoned for up to 9 years.