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    Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    I think it's no coincidence that Asil Nadir of the collapsed company Polly Peck has returned with the advent of the forming of the Tory led coalition. The accused fraudster left a trail of financial disaster when he fled to Northern Cyprus in 1993, fleeing from criminal charges of fraud, with shareholders and creditors baying for his blood.

    He,s had 18 years to return and face justice and has chosen only to do so when a Tory led coalition is in office. At the time of his escape to his bolt hole he had plenty of sympathisers the after donating £440.000 to Tory party funds, his business methods no doubt admired by the millionaire Tory elite, many who were no doubt themselves treading a fine line between legality and criminality, saw themselves at risk.

    He no doubt hopes his case will be looked on sympathetically by the current millionaire led government and strings will be pulled behind the scenes to get him off the hook. We wait to see how the case unravels and whether or not he will be welcomed back into the Tory fold if he's cleared or just receives a slapped wrist.

    He's hoping that many of the ex shareholders he allegedly defrauded are no longer around and the others won't have the stomach for a fight. In the end he will be judged for his guilt or otherwise by the public by the need for his 18 year exile in a country with no extradition proceedings with Britain. I think he feels safe back among his own kind.
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    Re: Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by Expounder View Post
    I think it's no coincidence that Asil Nadir of the collapsed company Polly Peck has returned with the advent of the forming of the Tory led coalition. The accused fraudster left a trail of financial disaster when he fled to Northern Cyprus in 1993, fleeing from criminal charges of fraud, with shareholders and creditors baying for his blood.

    He,s had 18 years to return and face justice and has chosen only to do so when a Tory led coalition is in office. At the time of his escape to his bolt hole he had plenty of sympathisers the after donating £440.000 to Tory party funds, his business methods no doubt admired by the millionaire Tory elite, many who were no doubt themselves treading a fine line between legality and criminality, saw themselves at risk.

    He no doubt hopes his case will be looked on sympathetically by the current millionaire led government and strings will be pulled behind the scenes to get him off the hook. We wait to see how the case unravels and whether or not he will be welcomed back into the Tory fold if he's cleared or just receives a slapped wrist.

    He's hoping that many of the ex shareholders he allegedly defrauded are no longer around and the others won't have the stomach for a fight. In the end he will be judged for his guilt or otherwise by the public by the need for his 18 year exile in a country with no extradition proceedings with Britain. I think he feels safe back among his own kind.
    I'm sure you're right to an extent, however irrespective of guilt or not, you can hardly blame him for wanting to return at the most favourable time can you? If it were you in a similar position wouldn't you pick your moment just as carefully? However from today's London Standard:

    Prosecutors will slim down Nadir charges to ensure conviction

    The Serious Fraud Office is set to drop dozens of charges against Asil Nadir in a bid to make certain of a conviction against the runaway tycoon.

    Prosecutors are expected to take a “pragmatic” approach in deciding how many of the 66 theft charges put to Mr Nadir 17 years ago are worth pursuing.

    Legal experts said the cost to the taxpayer of the case could be about £4 million, or more if Mr Nadir has legal aid.

    It was confirmed today that Mr Nadir has appointed as his defence lawyer William Clegg QC, the barrister who secured the acquittal of Barry George for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando.

    Mr Nadir's legal team is due before the Old Bailey on September 3 to set a timetable for the case.

    Both prosecution and defence will need around a year to prepare, and the hearing may not start in earnest until 2012.

    One expert close to the case told the Standard: “It will take about 18 months to bring it to trial. Everybody has got to read back into this. A lot of the witnesses will have died. Documents may well have been lost.”

    The SFO, which has an annual budget of around £43 million, will be under an obligation to ensure the case is able to conclude within six months to safeguard public money.

    The full story is at : Prosecutors will slim down Nadir charges to ensure conviction
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    Re: Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    I'm sure you're right to an extent, however irrespective of guilt or not, you can hardly blame him for wanting to return at the most favourable time can you? If it were you in a similar position wouldn't you pick your moment just as carefully? However from today's London Standard:

    Prosecutors will slim down Nadir charges to ensure conviction

    The Serious Fraud Office is set to drop dozens of charges against
    Asil
    Nadir in a bid to make certain of a conviction against the runaway tycoon.

    Prosecutors are expected to take a “pragmatic” approach in deciding how many of the 66 theft charges put to Mr Nadir 17 years ago are worth pursuing.

    Legal experts said the cost to the taxpayer of the case could be about £4 million, or more if Mr Nadir has legal aid.

    It was confirmed today that Mr Nadir has appointed as his defence lawyer William
    Clegg
    QC, the barrister who secured the acquittal of Barry George for the murder of TV presenter Jill
    Dando
    .

    Mr Nadir's legal team is due before the Old Bailey on September 3 to set a timetable for the case.

    Both prosecution and defence will need around a year to prepare, and the hearing may not start in earnest until 2012.

    One expert close to the case told the Standard: “It will take about 18 months to bring it to trial. Everybody has got to read back into this. A lot of the witnesses will have died. Documents may well have been lost.”

    The SFO, which has an annual budget of around £43 million, will be under an obligation to ensure the case is able to conclude within six months to safeguard public money.

    The full story is at : Prosecutors will slim down Nadir charges to ensure conviction

    Explain all this to the share holders and creditors who were stitched when he went on the run. As far as they are concerned he's as guilty as sin, who if found guilty in 1993 would have faced a long term of imprisonment and his assets seized. His flight is enough to explain if he's guilty or not. He sees friendly sympathetic faces on the government front bench as their morals are no better than his and hopes for favorable intervention. The old pals act will get him off the hook the Tories need him as a donor crook or not.
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    Re: Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by Expounder View Post
    Explain all this to the share holders and creditors who were stitched when he went on the run. As far as they are concerned he's as guilty as sin, who if found guilty in 1993 would have faced a long term of imprisonment and his assets seized. His flight is enough to explain if he's guilty or not. He sees friendly sympathetic faces on the government front bench as their morals are no better than his and hopes for favorable intervention. The old pals act will get him off the hook the Tories need him as a donor crook or not.
    The fact of guilty is not the issue in many respects as for a large number of reasons the evidence is no longer available.
    International law needs to get a grip; countries who have no agreement with the UK are the problem in this case. Not proof of guilt!

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    Re: Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    The fact of guilty is not the issue in many respects as for a large number of reasons the evidence is no longer available.
    International law needs to get a grip; countries who have no agreement with the UK are the problem in this case. Not proof of guilt!
    There are around 120 countries with reciprocal extradition treaties with the UK, but about 80 with don't have any agreement, including Northern Cyprus - ironically one was turned down by the British government who didn't want to cause a political upset with either Greece or the rest of Cyprus when Northern Cyprus offered such an agreement. But just because there is no formal agreement doesn't automatically mean that suspects won't be deported or an arrest allowed by officials of another country, it all depends on the combination of the nationality of the suspect, the type of crime committed and whether there's enough evidence available or not.
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    Re: Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    Not aware Expounder that he is / was a tory donor, would like to see a little proof on that, and unless i'm mistaken it was a tory administration he legged it from, so your accusations and insinuations for me on the surface seem a little proof lite and a bit of attempted tory bashing.
    Just because i'm paranoid, doesn't mean their not after me!!!

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    Re: Asil Nadir looking for absolution from the Tory led coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
    Not aware Expounder that he is / was a tory donor, would like to see a little proof on that, and unless i'm mistaken it was a tory administration he legged it from, so your accusations and insinuations for me on the surface seem a little proof lite and a bit of attempted tory bashing.
    He has apparently contributed about £400k in the past, but the Tories are saying they now won't accept any more donations from him - Tories to steer clear of fresh donations from Asil Nadir - UK Politics, UK - The Independent.
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