Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 8:22 PM

Luxury Concierge Service Was Illegal Private Bank, US Says (1)

Chris Dolmetsch
Chris Dolmetsch
Bloomberg News

A businessman who claimed to operate a high-end concierge service featuring custom credit cards crafted from solid gold was actually operating an illegal private bank that provided discreet financial services to high-net-worth customers, prosecutors said.

UK resident Christopher James Scanlon, 43, was arrested Thursday at Miami International Airport and charged with conspiring to control and own an unlicensed money-transmitting business, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey said in a statement.

Scanlon, 43, originally from Utah, was the president, chief executive officer and founder of Aurae Lifestyle and Club Swann, which were marketed as concierge services for ...

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