New Zealand: Auckland lawyer struck off for laundering money for Comancheros

A lawyer who was jailed after admitting laundering $2.2 million for members of the Comanchero Motorcycle Club has been struck off.

Andrew Neill Simpson was jailed in February for his part in a sophisticated money and drug operation.

At sentencing, Justice Gerard Van Bohemen said Simpson not only used his legal knowledge to facilitate the offending, but he also knew it was wrong.

“You used your specialist knowledge as a lawyer to advise on structuring the laundering scheme across the multiple trust accounts you set up.

“You also channelled money through your solicitor’s trust account and made deposits into the accounts yourself. You knew what you were doing was dodgy,” the judge said.

The original full article can be found at stuff.co.nz

(Photo: CHRIS MCKEEN/STUFF)

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