PIs Who Broke Ex-Bank Client Confidence Found In Contempt

Law360, London (January 15, 2020, 4:42 PM GMT) -- A judge ruled on Wednesday that two private investigators were in contempt of court for failing to hand over details about confidential information they unlawfully disclosed about a Tanzanian bank, whose owners had been their clients and who had been hit with money laundering allegations.

Judge Sara Cockerill ordered Nigel Brown and Alec Leighton to provide the founders of Tanzania-based FBME Bank a detailed report about their unlawful disclosure of confidential information and documents to third parties — including regulators and the U.S. Treasury — as well as affidavits specifying every leak.

The investigators told the High Court in November that...

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