Muslim ‘Bank of terror’ conmen had catastrophic impact on victims, court told

A gang who conned pensioners out of their life savings in a £900,000 fraud linked to the “bank of terror” in Syria case had a “catastrophic” impact on their victims, a court in London has heard.

The conmen posed as police officers to dupe elderly victims into handing over their money, which was then laundered and spent on foreign holidays and designer clothes.

…The juries were not told that the fraud was uncovered by the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command (SO15) after a separate investigation found suspicious payments into a bank account of someone who is now in Syria.”