Mr Asia lawyer gives up long battle for name suppression

A criminal defence lawyer struck off 20 years ago because of his links to the Mr Asia drug syndicate was charged with money laundering soon after being reinstated as a barrister.

Name suppression was lifted last night from Edward Poulter Leary, 65, his wife, Claudine, and associate Nicholas Henri Voerman, who were jointly charged with money-laundering in July 2008 in connection with an international drug ring.

The charge against the lawyer, better known as Eb, was thrown out after bugged conversations between his wife and Voerman referring to Mr Leary were ruled as inadmissible hearsay evidence.

Both Voerman and Claudine Leary pleaded guilty to the money-laundering charge in January.

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