Financial Crime Financial Crime

Former Cooley lawyer jailed for 'fraudulent attacks' on his firm and Commonwealth agency

By Martin Coyle
  • 10 Sep 2021 11:56
  • 10 Sep 2021 11:56
A former special counsel at Cooley has been jailed for seven and a half years for cheating his own law firm and the Commonwealth's administrative office out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Joshua Brien, 48, was found guilty last month of defrauding the Commonwealth Secretariat and US firm Cooley ou

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Martin Coyle

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Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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