Chapter 1316: Money Or Life
“I said, because someone accused you of money laundering, the Swiss court froze your trust fund.” The person on the other end of the phone shrugged and said with regret, “So we can’t do anything to your trust fund for the time being. You can’t change the beneficiary, and you can’t withdraw the proceeds. So from now on, until the court’s freezing order is lifted, we won’t transfer your proceeds to your bank account.”
Luo Jialan’s pupils dilated. “I can’t withdraw any income?! Aren’t you breaking the law if you don’t transfer money to me?! What’s the term of the trust fund?! Every month, you must transfer a certain percentage of your income to me!”
“Yes, that’s right. But this term cannot conflict with the court’s order. When the court issues an order, we must give priority to satisfying the court’s request. This is also one of the terms of the trust fund.”
Luo Jialan clenched her fists tightly and closed her eyes.
Those clauses were densely packed with so many words, and she hadn’t read them carefully!
There was actually a trap waiting for her…
” … I have never laundered dirty money, so don’t slander me!” Luo Jialan gritted her teeth. “I want to find a lawyer. Who falsely accused me?!”
“I can’t comment on this, you can contact the court. Of course you have to find a lawyer, or else do you want to fight the lawsuit yourself?” The trust fund’s trusteeship manager said politely, “Alright, I still have business to get to. I’ll hang up now. If there’s anything else, send me an email.” After saying that, he hung up the phone without hesitation.
Ever since Luo Jialan inherited this trust fund, this was the first time that the trustee over there had treated her so rudely.
While she felt enrraged, she also felt panicked inside.
What on earth was going on?
Why did they suddenly say that she was “laundering money”?
She could swear to the heavens that she had never laundered money!
In a moment of desperation, Luo Jialan dialed Cai Shengnan’s number.
“Lawyer Cai, there’s something you need to help me with. Quickly! I can’t wait! ” Luo Jialan said in a panic, “Can you contact the Swiss court right away…”
“Wait, what happened to you? Why contact the Swiss court?” Cai Shengnan’s face was also very grave. “I just received a summons from the imperial court. Song Jinning’s case against you for intentional homicide was just approved by the court.”
“What?!” Luo Jialan’s voice rose again. It trembled intermittently, like yellow leaves being swept up by a whirlwind and smashed into pieces.
This was simply a case of a house being rained on all night, and a ship encountering the headwind again.
Blessings never come in pairs and misfortunes never come singly!
Luo Jialan was anxious. “Didn’t you say that they have no evidence, so the prosecutor’s Office won’t accept it, and the court won’t file a case?! What’s going on? Did they use the Huo family’s power to force the court to file a case against me?!”
Cai Shengnan gloomily looked at the subpoena and nodded. “I guess they used their power for personal gain and obstructed the course of justice!”
“That’s despicable! How could they do that?!” Luo Jialan waved her fists fiercely. “I won’t let them get away with it!”
“Don’t worry, I’ve already contacted the media. The Huo family will have to suffer the consequences of what they did.” Cai Shengnan chuckled.
Gu Nianzhi, let’s see how long you can continue to be so arrogant!
Cai Shengnan’s aunt, Cai Songyin, was originally a big shot in the media world with the title of “Media Queen”.
Unfortunately, because of her uncle, Tan Dongbang, she was convicted by the court of bribery and election rigging, and confiscated the assets of her companies which were involved in the crime. What’s more, she was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended for one year, and forced to retire.
Since then, Cai Songyin had dwelled in deep seclusion, under surveillance.
However, although she could not take part personally, the connections and resources that she had accumulated over the years were still useful.
Cai Shengnan said, “I’ll contact the media immediately to expose the news.”
“When will the domestic case begin? ” Luo Jialan rubbed her forehead, feeling very bad.
“Two weeks later.” Cai Shengnan snorted, “It is still far away.”
“Just put it aside for now and help me check what’s going on in the Swiss court. How could my trust fund be involved in money laundering? ! It is absolutely impossible! Even if it were true, it must the hosting agency’s doing! It’s none of my business!”
Cai Shengnan nodded. “Since there’s one more case, we have to sign another lawyer’s attorney agreement. ”
“I’ll sign it, I’ll sign it right away. Hurry up and help me settle the case in Switzerland.” Luo Jialan said anxiously, “I can’t wait any longer. They’ve already frozen my trust fund.”
The smile on Cai Shengnan’s face didn’t change. “Alright, I’ll send you our new lawyer’s attorney agreement right away.”
Not long after, Luo Jialan received a new lawyer’s attorney agreement from Cai Shengnan, which was a case against the Swiss court’s Trust Fund.
When Luo Jialan saw the advance payment on it, she gazed at agreement in horrified disbelief.
She immediately called Cai Shengnan and said angrily, “The case can be explained just by writing a letter. How could you receive so much advance payment?! ”
In the previous case related to Song Jinning, Cai Shengnan charged an advance payment of one million US dollars.
This time, it was five million US dollars!
“Wll, Miss Luo, I’m afraid you don’t know that in economic cases, fees are charged according to a certain proportion of the value of the subject matter. For example, if your trust fund is 10 million, I’ll charge 1 million. If it’s 100 million, I’ll charge 10 million. If it’s 1 billion, I’ll charge 100 million for consulting fees. Your trust fund isn’t just 1 billion euros, right? It’ s already a friendly price for me to charge you only 5 million US dollars. ”
Cai Shengnan said calmly, not caring at all about Luo Jialan’s rude tone.
Luo Jialan was dumbfounded.
Such high charges! She was obviously robbing me!
However, at this moment, she managed to hold back the anger in her heart.
She took a deep breath and said, “Alright, five million then. I’ll transfer it to you immediately. Hurry up and settle the case with the Swiss court. Explain that I never laundered money. That’s a false accusation! ”
Cai Shengnan looked at the freezing order issued by the Swiss court while checking the filing number there, and then found this case code related to Luo Jialan.
When she saw the lawyer’s signature on it, her face twisted in anger .
It was Gu Nianzhi again!
This woman deliberately aimed at her, didn’t she?!
Cai Shengnan scaned all the pleading and called Luo Jialan with a cold face.
“The complaint pointed out that you transferred a large sum of money to a bank account in Germany last year, which is suspected of money laundering.”
Luo Jialan was even more flustered. “Wh… what? ! What transfer? ! Why don’t I remember? ”
Her teeth were chattering and her mind was filled with thoughts, “How is this possible? How is this possible?”
How on earth did they know?
Why did they investigate what happened almost a year ago? !
Didn’t they say that users had the right to privacy?
How could her monetary transactions be known by others?!
Luo Jialan punched the wall of the ward angrily. “That trust fund custodian really did deceive me! How could they tell others about this sort of thing! I’m going to sue them! ”
Cai Shengnan corrected her calmly, “This isn’t about the trust fund deceiving you, but according to the EU’s anti-money laundering law, large international fund transfers like yours must be reported to the bank supervisor. The other party claimed that they got the information from the bank supervisor, so it had nothing to do with your trust fund custodian.”
“Then what should we do? ” Luo Jialan lost her strength and leaned against the wall weakly. She couldn’t even stand properly.
“What should we do? Just explain to the court what the money transfer was for.” Cai Shengnan said nonchalantly. She didn’t think it was a big deal.
There were a lot of wealthy people transferring money internationally. It was just a routine interrogation by the court. They liked to use “money laundering” as a bluff, but most of it was just a false alarm.
“What… What it was for? Do I have to say it? Isn’t this my privacy?” Luo Jialan stammered.
She couldn’t possibly say that she payed hitmen to assassinate Gu Nianzhi, could she?!
Wouldn’t that mean she did contract killing?!
That was a crime way more serious than money laundering…
What should she do?
She would have to choose between her money or her life!
Who was so sly? Who hated her so much?
In her shoes, no matter how she responded, there would be a huge trap waiting for her!
Did they want her to die?!