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UK Lottery Winner Denies Bomb Plot in London’s Legal Heartland

Tiffany Burroughs
Updated: 10 August 2023
2 min to read

A British businessman of considerable wealth allegedly had no hand in an outlandish plan devised to place fake explosives in central London’s judiciary district. His wife recently won a lottery jackpot.
Jonathan Nuttall, Amanda Nuttall, Grays Inn, bomb plot, London
Now, NCA prosecutors have moved against her husband, Jonathan. He’s been accused of a plot to wield fear and revenge by planting fake bombs at the Grays Inn offices of a government prosecutor who’d alleged Jonathon was laundering money (image: Daily Mail).

In 2008, Jonathan Nuttall and his wife Amanda were already quite wealthy when Amanda won £2.5 million (US$3.1 million) from the UK National Lottery. It allowed the couple to indulge in luxuries from private jets to supercar collections. The National Crime Agency (NCA) investigated the Nuttalls for gambling and fraud, and in 2019 Amanda and two associates were due to go on trial. To avoid a trial, they agreed to forfeit assets worth £6 million, which included a Bentley and one of their homes, Embley Manor. Now, an investigation from the NCA has accused Jonathan of hatching a plot to terrorize and seek vengeance against a former government prosecutor who accused him of money laundering, by planting fake bombs in the prosecutor’s Grays Inn office in England (image: Daily Mail).

The National Crime Agency (NCA) alleged that Amanda Nuttall was money laundering after she failed to show that her extravagant lifestyle was financed by her lottery winnings. The NCA has the power to seize assets through civil forfeiture.

Money Laundering Alleged

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has charged Jonathan Nuttall, who has a prior record of fraud. This is because he attempted to conceal his alleged involvement with an international money laundering ring, profiting off one of Europe’s most significant drug smugglers. Investigators found this information while investigating Amir Azam. Nuttall is hinted to be responsible for hundreds of millions of pounds moving from bank accounts in the UK, China, Russia, and Switzerland. He is currently on trial at London’s Old Bailey Court and is accused of planting imitation bombs at Grays Inn with two other suspects. This court has been requested by the NCA to examine the proceeds-of-crime case targeting the Nuttalls in 2019. The NCA claims this was from a ‘deep-seated grudge’ from the Nuttall family.

‘Deep-Seated Grudge’

At the Old Bailey, it was heard that Jonathan Nuttall had a strong sense of dislike towards Sutcliffe and thus created a scheme to fake a bomb plot with Michael Sode, who aided in recruiting four accomplices. Michael Brodle (45), Joshua Broddle (20), Charlie Broddle (18), and George Gray (25) were responsible for placing the bogus bombs which caused distress and caused havoc across the city on the 14th of September 2021. Although all defendants have denied any blame for the violation, Michael Brodle has accepted responsibility. The trial is still going on.

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Updated: 10 August 2023
2 min to read

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