Ewan Macmillan (aka Mr Gold) is a Zimbabwean gold dealer, businessman and suspected gold smuggler known for his involvement in illegal gold deals and recent money laundering claims.
Ewan Macmillan Age & Family
Born on January 3, 1971, Macmillan is currently 52 years old. Not much is known about his family, including whether he is married or has any siblings. His father, Ian Hugh Macmillan, is a retired businessman.
Illegal Gold Deals and Prison Time
Macmillan has a history of involvement in illegal gold deals. He was first jailed for gold smuggling in the early 1990s when he was just 21 years old. According to his statements made to an undercover reporter, he has been to prison on several occasions since then. Macmillan is part of a group of smugglers, including Pattni, who each work with Zimbabwe’s state-run refinery, Fidelity Printers and Refinery, to deliver a quota of gold bought from small-scale miners to the refinery. They then export it to Dubai and provide hard currency for the Zimbabwean government. However, this mechanism allows smugglers like Macmillan to launder millions of dollars.
Money Laundering Claims and Political Connections
Macmillan is currently under investigation by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for alleged money laundering claims. The investigation came after news channel Al Jazeera completed a four-part documentary series, Gold Mafia, which implicated significant political leaders through corruption and being affiliated with suspected criminal activity. The documentary claimed that Macmillan had high-profile political business partners, including Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Macmillan was quoted as saying, “And you will not believe this, my partner is the president. I did 60 days in prison, and my partner is the new president.”
Ewan Macmillan’s Net Worth
Macmillan’s net worth remains unknown as he intentionally avoids being in the public eye. However, more information regarding his life may come to light after the latest controversial revelations regarding his political connections.
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