United Kingdom: Commonwealth HQ lawyers facing charges of corruption

Two senior international lawyers have been charged in connection with an alleged five-year corruption plot involving the Commonwealth Secretariat and a leading US law firm.

Joshua Brien, an expert on the law of the seas, and his wife, Melissa Khemani, a renowned anti-corruption expert, worked at the headquarters of the Commonwealth in central London.

Mr Brien, 47, is accused of stealing £151,125 from the secretariat. He appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court yesterday charged with fraud by abuse of position, concealing or transferring criminal property and possessing criminal property between January 2015 and December 2016.

The original full article can be found at thetimes.co.uk.

(Picture: Durham University and Berry Professionals)

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