Monday, 10 February 2020

Private Eye-Liverpool Rotten Borough. Murkeyside.

Police have seized £200,000 from a property linked to a Liverpool
developer arrested last month on suspicion of 
bribery and corruption.
The money was found during a search of a property belonging to
 Elliot Lawless, boss of the Elliot Group which is
 involved in 20 developments across the North West worth around
£1bn.
Merseyside Police was granted permission to withhold the money at a
Liverpool Magistrates’ Court hearing.
Mr Lawless said he can prove the cash was held legitimately and
receipted, and expects it to be returned.
THE EX Plumber WOULD SAY THAT.
In a statement released to the Oldham ECHO, he said: “At a recent
court hearing it was set out that a large sum 
of money was seized from one of my properties.
“This money was from various cash businesses that I operate as well
 as bank deposits and was receipted and 
properly accounted for.
“I’ve provided the necessary details to the police and fully expect it to
be returned in due course once police
 finish their inquiries.
“I do not propose to comment further on the investigation at this stage.”
Mr Lawless, 32, was arrested on December 18, 2019, at his Liverpool
city centre flat on suspicion of conspiracy to
 defraud, bribery and corruption.

The same day, Nick Kavanagh, 50, Liverpool City Council’s director of
regeneration, was arrested in his office on 
suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and misconduct in a public office.
Both men were were released on conditional bail after questioning.

At the time Mr Lawless described the allegations as “completely
 baseless”, adding: “It is important that I clear my 
good name quickly and that we move on from this.”
A BIT AMBITIOUS ISNT HE EVERYONE KNOWS HES A ''............
IT IS RUMOURED THAT HE SPENT £35,000 ON A LAMPSHADE IN HIS EX COUNCIL BUILDING 
BEETHAM PLAZA APARTMENT. AND A MILLION POUNDS IN TOTAL REFURBISHMENT COSTS.
We will show some pictures of his marble lined swank pad in the next post.
It was announced that Liverpool-based property firm Vermont had agreed to suspend work on two projects it is 
currently delivering in the city for the Elliot Group.

They are Aura, a £100m student scheme on the edge of the city’s Knowledge Quarter which was due to complete
 in September 2020, and phase one of the £250m Infinity scheme on Leeds Street – a 38-storey, residential tower
with 416 apartments, scheduled to be handed over in December 2021.

Vermont is in talks with its supply chain to reassure all subcontractors that payment of all works to date will be met.

All of Vermont Group’s other projects are unaffected by this decision and all operations continue as normal.

Work remains ongoing at all other live Elliot Group sites. FOR NOW.




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