According to a family representative, the Laljis moved between $300 to $500 million worth of assets out of Canada in the late 1990s. We do not know whether the family has moved additional assets out of Canada in the last 15 years.
According to Lalji family representative, Thaddas Alston, these aren’t the only offshore vehicles used by the family. Alston told Nevada gaming regulators in 2003 that Shiraz Lalji employed the use of a similar structure to hold hotel assets in London. That foundation was administered separately in the Isle of Jersey by Royal Bank of Canada Jersey.