£5.7m Escort agency fraud trial - ex Wakefield detective guilty of money laundering

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A former city detective who set up a debt collection business is facing jail after being convicted of money laundering.

Christopher Taylor, 57, has been remanded in custody following the jury’s guilty verdict today (Wednesday) at Ipswich Crown Court.

The same jury cleared Taylor of Oxford Road, Wakefield over two allegations of conspiracy to defraud.

During a nine-week trial, the jury heard allegations that around 14,000 people had been defrauded of £5.7 million in an international escort agency and debt elimination fraud.

Judge Rupert Overbury told Taylor and his four co-defendants, who were also convicted of similar offences, they would all would be remanded in custody pending sentence.

See Friday’s Express for more on this story.