Who closed the investigation against Deutsche Bank for money laundering

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Dear Serious Fraud Office,
It now appears Deutsche Bank are part of a money laundering cartel, the cartel having illegally moved some £65 billion from Russian to London, and includes HSBC, RBS, UBS and Barclays.
As you know, in request 9559 from Jon Thompson of HMRC the SFO were informed Deutsche Bank had most certainly destroyed OTC bullion receipts, and this constitutes an Anti-Money-Laundering control violation. The destruction of receipts would be to cover up liabilities for gold and silver rigging, for which it recently settled, incriminated co-defendants, and for which traders have pleaded guilty in Chicago, USA.
The SFO and the FCA were furnished with proof that Deutsche Bank's bullion audits were fallacious back in 2014. http://www.shyreman.com/docs/MPs/fca.tre... and did not report the frauds to Parliament.
The SFO refused the application 9559. I would like to know who at the SFO is most responsible for that decision. I believe it would be the Attorney General Jeremy Wright, who was informed of the decision multiple times without comment. Bob Neil, chairman of the Justice Select Committee explicitly refused to scrutinize the SFO's conduct in these matters.

To re-iterate: who at the SFO is most responsible for refusing request 9559 to investigate Deutsche Bank for fraudulently destroying its OTC bullion receipts.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Taylor

Information Officer, Serious Fraud Office

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Yours sincerely,

M Rose

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Dear Information Officer,
The lack of response makes it look as if SFO is directly colluding with Deutsche Bank et al to rig markets. If so, does anyone stand to have a fair trial in which SFO are working for the prosecution?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Taylor

Information Officer, Serious Fraud Office

Dear Mr Taylor,

Thank you for your emails of 13 June and 1 July 2017 to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) requesting, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the name of the person at the SFO who closed the investigation against Deutsche Bank for money laundering.

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Yours sincerely

M Rose
Serious Fraud Office

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Dear Information Officer,

Given that Deutsche Bank incriminates co-defendants HSBC, UBS, Societé Generale, Barclays and Scotiabank for gold rigging, the public wants to know why the SFO or the FCA have not acted.

Again to remind you defendants DB, UBS and HSBC denied gold rigging in B40BM021 in the Birmingham Mercantile Court. Emma Slatters defence is thus perjury and a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice:

http://www.shyreman.com/docs/appeal.bund...

I report the perjury to the police - they are not interested. JACO / Lord Chief Justice / Lord Chancellor - no reply. The Attorney General - stonewalling.

Investigation #9559 was to assess whether Deutsche Bank have destroyed bullion trading receipts. Given they have rigged the market and refused to provide my receipts in a court of law, without protest from other defendants, the possibility that they destroyed them is very real. They were challenged to provide them to the Court of Appeal to discredit the allegation - they stonewalled, and the judges let them get away with non-admission. Ordinarily non-admission is treated as admission in civil litigation - one is not meant to plead the 5th and expect to win.

Clearly, had they been forced to testify under cross-examination in their own hearing, they could not have justified why they told me their audits were over while telling everyone else, via Reuters, audits were ongoing. We now know, from the New York & Chicago disclosures that the audits would have identified spoof trading and 'Taking out the Filth' naked short suppression of prices.

Defendants could not afford to testify, and the judge let them get away with non-attendance, bare denial and not having to file evidence that they were legally obliged to file.

Judge Ian Burnett is on record for having filed counter-factual court orders:
http://www.shyreman.com/docs/burnett/app...

'Allegations of precious metal rigging are totally without merit' - WHY IS HE STILL A JUDGE?

He dismissed allegations of misconduct without a transcript of hearing, as confirmed by the ICO.

Lord Chief Justice Baron Thomas violated the Data Protection Act five times to keep that a secret.

So basically you have a cabal of bent lawyers, bent judges, bent banks, a bent Attorney General and bent regulators conspiring to keep judicial misconduct, fraud and perjury a secret.

The SFO prosecutes people regularly, but it does not tell the juries that it allowed greater frauds to go on. You can see how that undermines the authority of the SFO?

The SFO return my emails electronically unread - even though I presented it with materials that allowed it to establish the banking cartel's gold rigging back in 2014.

http://www.shyreman.com/docs/MPs/fca.tre...

There is every reason to believe the heads of the SFO are involved in frauds. Either they ordered the investigation to stop, or the Attorney General did, and the AG seems to be denying any involvement in FOIA sent to his office. That leaves the SFO exec doesn't it?

Since the SFO block my email, I would ask you post this to the executive.

Does the SFO still maintain that allegations of precious metal rigging are vexatious? The judiciary do.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Taylor

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