Sep 24, 2019

Leave.EU’s Arron Banks cleared of Brexit wrongdoing

Arron Banks has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the Brexit referendum by Britain's National Crime Agency. The NCA's statement draws a line under nearly two years of investigations into Mr Banks' loans and contributions to Leave. EU, which waged a vigorous pro-Brexit campaign but failed to be recognised as the official group of those wanting to leave the EU. Mr Banks either lent or donated £8m to Leave. The NCA said that central to the Electoral Commission's referral were questions over a loan taken by Mr Banks from Rock Holdings, which owned Southern Rock, a Gibraltar-based reinsurer that provides services to and other insurance companies controlled by Mr Banks. The agency said that following its investigations, it had concluded Mr Banks was entitled to take a loan from Rock Holdings, that he was allowed - acting as an individual - to release the funds to Better for the Country and to instruct Rock Services Ltd, another of his companies, to carry out the transactions on his behalf.

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