Alleged frauds committed by an English husband-and-wife legal team were not enough to support a prince’s claim that his former advisers were engaged in a racketeering enterprise, a federal judge has ruled.

Southern District of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan dismissed civil racketeering charges seeking millions in damages against Faith Zaman and Thomas William Derbyshire by the younger brother of the Sultan of Brunei — Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah, otherwise known as Prince Jefri — and companies he controls.

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