Anti-corruption expert denies laundering allegation

An anti-corruption expert has denied laundering part of the proceeds of her lawyer husband’s alleged £1.3m fraud. Joshua Brien, 47, allegedly defrauded the Commonwealth Secretariat by creating false invoices while employed as a legal adviser at the organisation’s headquarters at Marlborough House, Westminster. Brian’s wife, Canadian Melissa Khemani, 41, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court wearing a black suit to deny laundering £61,000 between October 2018 and 2019. After becoming general counsel at US law firm Cooley, Brien allegedly failed to…

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