Nama needed UK crime watchdog clearance to sell Quinlan mansion
The National Asset Management Agency needed clearance from Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) before it could sell the London mansion of financier Derek Quinlan to the president of an impoverished African country for €30 million.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan admitted in an answer to a parliamentary question from Lucinda Creighton, the leader of Renua Ireland, that: “I am informed that in this case the transaction was notified and cleared by SOCA...
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