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£1,000 a day on rent

The National Crime Agency has today announced forfeiture orders on around half a million pounds in three frozen HSBC accounts held by Vlad Luca Filat, a 22-year old student in London.Mr Filat was paying £1,000 a day -- and paid £390,000 up front -- for rent on a Knightsbridge penthouse. He is also the son of former Moldovan prime minister Vladimir Filat, who is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for his involvement in the disappearance of bn from the country's banking system.Judge Michael Snow, who granted the forfeiture orders this week, said:I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the cash was derived from his father’s criminal conduct in Moldova.In this case, Mr Filat junior was "unable to demonstrate a legitimate source for the money". His accounts were mainly

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