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Met Police officer at Tower Hamlets ‘let laundered money in his bank account’ Scotland Yard confirms

PUBLISHED: 15:41 12 November 2018

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Met Pc "allowed laundered money in his bank account". Picture: MPS

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A serving East London police officer in the has been found guilty of allowing laundered money to be held in his bank account.

Allegations against PC Robert Carter, attached to Tower Hamlets division, were proven at a public misconduct hearing as gross misconduct, Scotland Yard has confirmed today.

He permitted his mother to launder stolen funds through his bank account and benefitted financially from these funds, the hearing ruled.

Pc Carter failed to inform the authorities that he was aware of funds being transferred through his account and failed to avoid suspicion of being involved in criminal conduct. This was said to be “a breach of the Met’s standards of professional behaviour relating to use of honesty, integrity and discreditable conduct”.

The misconduct panel found all of the allegations proven as gross misconduct. The sanction is to be decided.

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