This stu­dent paid £1,000 per day in rent in Lon­don

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Htworld - Pra­sun Son­walkar pra­sun.son­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

LON­DON: The son of a for­mer Moldova PM, who was pay­ing £1,000 per day in rent for an apart­ment in Knights­bridge, Lon­don, has drawn the at­ten­tion of Bri­tish crime of­fi­cials.

Vlad Luca Fi­lat, a 22-year-old stu­dent, paid £390,000 up­front in rent for the apart­ment. He has now been or­dered to hand over nearly half a mil­lion pounds fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Na­tional Crime Agency (NCA).

The NCA’S fi­nan­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tors sus­pected that the funds were de­rived for il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity by the stu­dent’s fa­ther, Vladimir Fi­lat. Three bank ac­counts in con­nec­tion with the case have been frozen.

The NCA said the for­mer Moldova PM is serv­ing a nineyear prison sen­tence after be­ing con­victed in 2016 for his role in the dis­ap­pear­ance of £646 mil­lion from three Moldovan banks.

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