17th March 2023, 13:31
Published by GBC News
A man at the centre of a £22million money laundering and tax evasion case has pleaded not guilty to all charges. His son also pleaded not guilty to one count.
The Magistrates' Court proceedings follow a two year financial investigation by Customs. It led to 62 year old tobacco retailer Rajesh Shukla being accused of six offences that include concealing more than £22 million in undeclared tobacco sales from the tax office.
His 32 year old son Rohit faces one charge of money laundering linked to over £17,000 in undeclared income.
The alleged offences date back to between 2015 and 2020.
The Montagu Gardens residents were told by the judge their case will be heard in the Supreme Court due to its serious nature.
The case has now been adjourned until June, with both men on bail in the meantime.