Finance crime charges, Gold Coast

This morning detectives from  State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Gangs Group charged a Gold Coast solicitor with various finance crimes offences, Queensland Police say.

The 43-year-old man has been charged with three Commonwealth offences including two offences under the Financial Transactions Reports Act (failing to comply with mandatory cash transaction reporting) and a further charge of dealing with money reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

The man was this morning served documents requiring he appear before the Southport Magistrates Court on December 13, 2017.

The charges are the result of investigations into two companies, ‘Keystone Finance Pty Ltd’ and ‘Prestige Capital Australia Pty Ltd’ both alleged to have been involved in a $3million ‘cold call’ investment fraud operation on the Gold Coast between 2014 and 2016.

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