That rings a very faint bell now but clearly, it was me and we did exchange numerous emails. I am glad I help.
It seems absolutely bizarre that he paid this money over in cash which he says he got out of the bank. You have said that you will pay him the money if he will show you the bank statement showing the money coming out because there is an allegation under suspicion that the proceeds are proceeds of crime or money-laundering or whatever.
If all he needs to do is produce the bank statement, you would pay him and that would be the end of it.
Is that it, or am I missing something pretty fundamental?
If that’s the case, and this gets to court, it’s highly likely that the court would make the same point.
The court should not enforce something which is illegal and if this money is indeed proceeds of crime or money-laundering or whatever, the court will not enforce repayment of illegal monies.
You could have course have made an application for specific disclosure of the bank statement which should support him or not as the case may be. I can see no reason why you couldn’t make that now.
The point you are making, and I agree with you is that it’s remarkably suspicious as to why he is being so adamant that the bank statement is irrelevant bearing in mind that he could block out anything that he doesn’t want you to see.