Lawyer linked to Mafia money

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The Independent Online
A small family firm of solicitors is under investigation in connection with a pounds 3m money laundering operation linked to the Mafia in the United States. Detectives and lawyers are trying to find out how Anthony Brierley Collins was used as a conduit for the movement of dollars 750,000 stolen from the Salvation Army and a further dollars 4.1m netted in an elaborate investment fraud in Germany and Switzerland.

According to inquiries by the Independent, Mr Brierley Collins, who operates from a house in Northampton and an office in London, opened bank accounts through which money was channelled. Page 3