Following a full trial lasting 11 weeks, the client, who had faced numerous charges of defrauding the charity commissioners and the laundering the proceeds of crime through the sale of illegal on-line pharmaceuticals , including Viagra, was unanimously acquitted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court. His father was convicted.
Mark represented the defendant as a leading junior, Mr Leccacorvi acted as his junior.
The trial followed a six year investigation. The case involved a complex chain of companies registered at Companies House as well as a multitude of Charitable foundations, whose role was allegedly to launder over £10 Million by the illicit sale of dietary supplement and sexual performance enhancing drugs.