Chapter 1317: Strike First
“Who? Who sued me?!” Luo Jialan asked coldly.
She wanted to see who had the guts to cut off all her options!
She, Luo Jialan, was no pushover either...
Luo Jialan was in the middle of venting when Cai Shengnan said with hatred in her voice, “Who else could it be? It’s my sworn enemy, Gu Nianzhi, the Parliament’s chief legal advisor! I knew she didn’t like me and wanted to steal everything from me. Miss Luo, with a big client like you. no matter what I do, she has to interfere!”
Luo Jialan trembled inside when she heard Gu Nianzhi’s name. “It’s really her?!”
“Yes, her name is on the court file. It seems like she was very upset that you wanted to ‘fake marry’ Major General Huo. She’s targeting you.” Cai Shengnan said with a wide smile and her chin slightly raised. She looked quite pleased with herself.
Luo Jialan fell silent for a moment, then smiled wryly. “How much does she hate me? She’s suing me at home, and she’s suing me abroad. What kind of grudge does she have with me?”
“Forget it. You’re trying to steal her man, so how can she be nice to you? Isn’t it normal for her to sue you? ” Cai Shengnan smiled airily. “But don’t worry. With me as your lawyer, Gu Nianzhi won’t be able to get anything out of it.”
“Then can we prove that she has a personal agenda to falsely accuse me?” Luo Jialan asked nervously. “Can you tell the Swiss court what happened between me and her?”
“I’m afraid that won’t do,” Cai Shengnan said tactfully, “The loophole she’s exploiting is ‘money laundering’, not jealousy. You’re saying that you and her have a bad blood because of a man, so she’s deliberately taking revenge on you. I believe you, but the Swiss court won’t believe you.”
“Then what should I do?” Luo Jialan became exasperated. “This is my money, so how could I be money laundering?”
“It’s like this, these are the basic procedures. Your money exceeds a certain amount, so you need to explain the whole story to the European Union’s Regulatory Bank,” Cai Shengnan explained patiently, “For example, were you lending money to someone, sending it as a gift to someone, or using it for consumption? In short, just say the legitimate origin and use for the money.”
Ah, so she could do this..
Luo Jialan felt relieved and quickly said, “I sent it to others as a gift.”
“Well, you have to clarify the relationship between the person receiving the gift and you. Are you guys relatives or friends?” Cai Shengnan started to help Luo Jialan fill in the form while she was on the phone.
This questionnaire was the questionnaire that the European Union’s regulatory banks had to answer regarding large fund transfers.
” ... Must it be a relative or a friend?” Luo Jialan asked carefully.
Someone had asked her to transfer money into that account. To be honest, before that, she had no idea who the account belonged to.
“Well, if it’s not a relative or a friend, then it’s very suspicious.” Cai Shengnan stopped typing and stared at the laptop screen for a while. “What’s wrong? Can’t you tell me the truth?”
“I’m telling the truth,” Luo Jialan retorted subconsciously. “That money was actually transferred by a friend of mine. I don’t know who the account belongs to.”
“You don’t know who the account belongs to, yet you transferred such a large amount of money?” Cai Shengnan sneered. “It doesn’t matter if you treat me as a fool, but the judges of the Swiss court and the officials of the European Union’s Bank regulators aren’t to be messed with.”
That amount of money wasn’t a small amount. Five million euros was first deposited into the bank account of Seth’s stepfather, York, then it was transferred by York to another bank account.
That account was later confirmed to be controlled by Seth, the murderer who tortured and killed Li Haiqing.
While Seth was on the run, he withdrew cash from that bank account.
Cai Shengnan flipped through the information regarding Seth and his Stepfather York, then shook her head. “Who exactly is your friend? Why would he do this to you? Do you know who the bank account he asked you to transfer the money to belongs to? It’s the account belonging to Seth and his stepfather York.”
Luo Jialan bit her lip and said stubbornly, ” ... I don’t know. Who are these two people?”
“It’s the case that happened in Germany last year and caused a sensation on the entire blue planet. The murder of Huaxia Empire’s female international student.” Cai Shengnan scoffed, “I don’t believe you don’t know. Gu Nianzhi was also the plaintiff’s lawyer in that case. She helped the dead Chinese female international student fight the lawsuit. Not only did she win the case, but she also claimed a huge amount of compensation from the police department in the Röslau, Germany.”
Luo Jialan’s face grew pale as she muttered, “I really don’t know. I’m not interested in foreign news... ”
“Okay, it’s okay if you don’t know about this case.” Cai Shengnan saw that Luo Jialan was refusing to admit it, so she didn’t press on. She continued, “Then tell me the name and ID number of your friend. I’ll fill in the form as a favor for your friend. But for this to work, your friend needs to come forward and verify in person.”
Luo Jialan’s face turned even paler, and she said in a low voice, “But she... she’s already dead.”
“Dead?!” Cai Shengnan’s hand paused, and she raised her head to stare at the computer screen. She asked nervously, “How did she die?!”
“I’m not sure either. I think she encounterred a pirate while traveling abroad and died in the Caribbean Sea. Her name was Yamaguchi Aiko... ” Luo Jialan’s voice became lower and lower. “What should we do? Do we need any more evidence ”
“Dead? ” Cai Shengnan was stunned for a moment, but then she nodded and said, “It’s better if she’s dead. Well, I’ll write her on it.”
“Oh——! ” Luo Jialan had a bad feeling. She didn’t want Yamaguchi Aiko’s name to appear on any documents related to her.
But Cai Shengnan insisted on doing it, and she even said, “Well, if you don’t bring Yamaguchi Aiko out, then you’ll have to bear it yourself. I’ll be honest with you. Because Seth is a convicted murderer, and he was killed on the run, if you can’t disassociate yourself, then the matter wouldn’t be as simple as money laundering. Perhaps you’ll be charged with the crime of being a co-accomplice in murder.”
Luo Jialan covered her forehead with her hand and let out a long sigh.
Murder again. How come she just couldn’t escape her connection with “murder”?
But honestly speaking, she really didn’t want to kill anyone!
She was forced to do it...
Cai Shengnan hung up the phone and started to help Luo Jialan draft the complaint document for the Swiss court.
Luo Jialan held her phone and looked up in a daze. Her gaze fell on Huo Xuenong, who was sitting on the bed without saying a word.
He stared at Luo Jialan indifferently, and his gaze was unfathomable.
Luo Jialan didn’t have the time to figure out what Huo Xuenong meant.
In Huo Xuenong’s high-end ward, she was as anxious as ants on a hot pan. Her face was pale, as if she had aged more than ten years in an instant.
Huo Xuenong coldly watched her hysterical response and finally asked, “What’s wrong? What happened? Is there a problem with the trust fund?”
Luo Jialan couldn’t hide it anymore. She turned to look at Huo Xuenong and said with a bitter face, ” ... My trust fund has been frozen. I can’t transfer funds for the time being. I can’t withdraw any proceeds, and I can’t change any beneficiaries.”
“What?!” His eyes almost popping out of their sockets, Huo Xuenong sat up straight. “Frozen? ! Who did this?! What’s the reason?!”
Luo Jialan gritted her teeth, and told him about Gu Nianzhi, “It’s Gu Nianzhi. She probably doesn’t want us to change the beneficiaries of the trust fund. —— Major General Huo had already asked you for my father’s will yesterday. I highly suspect that they must have gotten information about the will through some other source. “That’s why we should strike first.”
Huo Xuenong was furious when he heard that it was Gu Nianzhi. He pounded the bed and said, “Give me your phone! I want to call that little bitch Gu Nianzhi! What does me managing the Huo family’s property have to do with her?! Call her! Call her to the ward. I want to ask her in person what she was thinking!”
From Huo Xuenong’s words, he had played right into Luo Jialan’s hands.
She immediately used the ward’s phone and dialed Gu Nianzhi’s number several times before she connected the call with Gu Nianzhi’s phone and handed it to Huo Xuenong.
Gu Nianzhi was in Xie Shenxing’s car at this time.
After she was done suing Luo Jialan for “money laundering” in the Swiss court, Xie Shenxing said he wanted to take her to his villa in the West Mountains to find out the way.
Gu Nianzhi also wanted to go out for a walk, so she agreed.
Before she even got out of the fourth ring road, an unknown number called her cell phone.
Gu Nianzhi didn’t want to pick up the call, but it was a persistent call. She also checked the number and found that it seemed to belong to the Imperial Military General Hospital.
She remembered that grandfather Huo had been sent to the Imperial Military General Hospital yesterday. She was worried that something might have happened to grandfather huo, and that Huo Guanchen and Huo Shaoheng wouldn’t be able to pick up the call, so she picked up the call.
She picked up the phone and said, “Hello, may I ask... ”
Grandfather Huo’s voice came through the phone.
He sounded a little insincere and a little forced, but he was still polite.
“Nianzhi? ” Huo Xuenong’s voice was still a little weak, as if he had just recovered from a serious illness.
Gu Nianzhi’s heart tightened and she quickly said, “It’s me. Mr. Huo, how are you? Is there anything I can help you with?”
“Yes, there’s something. Can you come to my ward? ” Huo Xuenong tried his best to be friendly. “There’s something that has to do with Shaoheng. I wanted to ask you in person.”
Gu Nianzhi was relieved to find out that Huo Xuenong was fine.
If there was nothing else, she didn’t want to have any contact with Huo Xuenong.
” ... What’s the matter? Can’t you tell me over the phone? ” Gu Nianzhi asked tactfully. I’m in my uncle’s car right now. I’m going to visit my uncle’s house.”
She had no choice but to use Xie Shenxing as an excuse...
Xie Shenxing looked at her with a smile and patted the back of her hand. He wasn’t unhappy at all. On the contrary, he appeared very approving.
Gu Nianzhi knew that Huo Xuenong was very afraid of Xie Shenxing.
But it didn’t work this time.
Huo Xuenong was still very insistent. “It’s not convenient to tell you over the phone. Besides, your Granduncle won’t be going back right away. You can go as a guest tomorrow, right? I’m different. I might not be able to breathe after a while and go just like that...”
“Ah, don’t say that. I’ll go right away. I’ll go right away!” Gu Nianzhi had no choice.
The old man had even threatened her with his own life. What reason did she have to decline?
Even if it was a dangerous trap, she still had to venture in...
Of course, the Imperial Military General Hospital was still a very safe place.
Gu Nianzhi hung up the phone and said to Xie Shenxing apologetically, “Granduncle, Grandfather Huo wants me to go to his ward now. He said he has something to tell me in person...”
“Alright, it’s okay. I’ll go with you.” Xie Shenxing didn’t care. He immediately had the driver in front change direction and drive towards the imperial military general hospital.
Gu Nianzhi thought about it and tried to call Huo Shaoheng again.
The call went through immediately.
“Nianzhi, what’s wrong? Have you arrived at Granduncle’s house?” Huo Shaoheng was organizing his documents at his desk as he spoke to her through his bluetooth headset.
Gu Nianzhi blinked and said, “So you have the free time. Grandfather Huo called me just now and told me to go to his ward immediately. He said he had something to tell me about you. I’m going to the imperial military general hospital with Granduncle now.”
Huo Shaoheng was slightly taken aback. “About me? What about me?”
“How would I know? I’ll know once I get there. ” Gu Nianzhi relaxed. “Perhaps it’s something embarrassing about you when you were young, Mr. Huo... ”
Huo Shaoheng smiled. “You’re overthinking it. Mrs. Huo. Wait here, I’ll go too. Let’s meet at the entrance of the Imperial Military General Hospital.
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