FIFA and the internationalisation of criminal justice – OUP Blog

‘The factual backdrop to this affair is well-known. FIFA, world football’s governing body has, for a number of years, been the subject of allegations of corruption. Then, after a series of dawn raids on 27 May 2015, seven FIFA officials, of various nationalities, the most famous being Jack Warner, the Trinidadian former vice president of FIFA, were arrested in a luxury hotel in Zurich where they were staying prior to the FIFA Congress. This was pursuant to an indictment that accused them, alongside five corporate officials, of using their positions within FIFA to engage in schemes involving the solicitation, offer, acceptance, payment, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, bribes, and kickbacks. The defendants and their co-conspirators were also accused of corrupting the enterprise by engaging in various criminal activities, including fraud, bribery, and money laundering, in pursuit of personal and commercial gain.’

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OUP Blog, 29th May 2015

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Diamond fraudsters face jail for £1.5m family scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2015 in conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news by michael

‘A family of fraudsters who bagged £1.5 million by selling vastly over-valued diamonds to unwitting punters in a “heartless” con are facing years behind bars on Friday [29 May].’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2015

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R v GH (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R v GH (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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Regina v GH – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, fraud, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime, Supreme Court by sally

Regina v GH [2015] UKSC 24; [2015] WLR (D) 178

‘A person who opened bank accounts which he knew or suspected would then be used by a fraudster to deposit money which the latter hoped to obtain from victims could be charged with entering into an arrangement to facilitate the retention of criminal property, contrary to section 328(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, even though there was no criminal property until after victims’ money had been paid into the accounts.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Fake Viagra gang members sentenced for ‘large-scale criminal enterprise’ – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2015 in conspiracy, counterfeiting, gangs, medicines, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘Members of a gang that made up to £60,000 a week selling fake Viagra through a bogus mail order fishing tackle business have been sentenced for their part in what was described by a judge as a “highly organised, large-scale criminal enterprise”.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2015

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Bitcoin: Government to regulate cryptocurrency to avoid money laundering, says Treasury – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2015 in banking, consultations, money laundering, news, reports by sally

‘The Government is to regulate bitcoin exchanges to stop their use as money laundering hubs, the Treasury said today.’

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The Independent, 18th March 2015

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Sandra Dunham given 18 days’ home confinement in US fraud case – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in extradition, fraud, guilty pleas, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who admitted a $1m (£640,000) expenses fraud and money-laundering will not spend any more time in jail.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Judge criticises National Crime Agency over collapse of fraud trial – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency has been labelled “incompetent” by an Old Bailey judge after a series of blunders led to the collapse of a £5m trial.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal Bin Abdulaziz (Appellant) v Apex Global Management Ltd and Faisal Abdel Hafiz Almhairat (Respondents) – Supreme Court

HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal Bin Abdulaziz (Appellant) v Apex Global Management Ltd and Faisal Abdel Hafiz Almhairat (Respondents) [2014] UKSC 64 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 26th November 2014

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Drug dealer Christopher Holloway jailed for 10 years – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2014 in drug offences, internet, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who sold drugs running a “legal high” website made £2.5m from his illegal activity, a court was told.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2014

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Warnings of “US-style penalties” for corporate economic crimes as new sentencing guidelines come into force – OUT-LAW.com

‘Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2014

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Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences guideline comes into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in bribery, Crown Court, fraud, magistrates, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Following a period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on fraud, bribery and money laundering offences came into effect on 1 October 2014.’

Versions for the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts

Sentencing Council, 1st October 2014

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Match.com conmen: two men found guilty of dating website scam – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, internet, money laundering, news by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of money laundering over a dating website scam that targeted single women looking for love online.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2014

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Beezadhur v Independent Commission against Corruption and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 22nd, 2014 in banking, constitutional law, law reports, money laundering by tracey

Beezadhur v Independent Commission against Corruption and another; [2014] UKPC 27; [2014] WLR (D) 380

‘Where a statute aimed at the prevention of money-laundering prohibited the depositing of cash sums above a specified limit save where it was “commensurate with the lawful business activities of the customer”, a customer could not claim that cash sums above the limited regularly deposited by him from his pension were deposits from his “business activities”.’

WLR Daily, 7th August 2014

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Senior managers ‘personally liable’ for anti-money laundering check failings at money service businesses, says HMRC – OUT-LAW.com

‘Senior managers at ‘money service businesses’ face up to two years imprisonment and an unlimited fine if their neglect leads to money laundering or terrorist financing activities, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th August 2014

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Regina v Rogers (Bradley) and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 5th, 2014 in fraud, jurisdiction, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime by sally

Regina v Rogers (Bradley) and others [2014] EWCA Crim 1680; [2014] WLR (D) 362

‘Both the provisions relating to money laundering contained in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier authority provided jurisdiction in the English courts to cover an allegation of converting criminal property obtained by fraud in the United Kingdom by a person living and working in Spain who permitted the money to be received into his Spanish bank account and then withdrawn from it.’

WLR Daily, 1st August 2014

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Jail for gang who conned Clacton and Colchester pensioners out of £1m – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang of five rogue traders who conned elderly men and women in Essex out of more than £1m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2014

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Two more guilty of record boiler room fraud – BBC News

‘New convictions in the UK’s biggest-ever boiler room scam bring the total convictions in this £70m fraud to nine.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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New sentencing guidelines bring increased focus to the impact of fraud on victims – Sentencing Council

Posted May 28th, 2014 in bribery, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for how people convicted of fraud, money laundering and bribery should be sentenced.’

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Sentencing Council, 23rd May 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted April 11th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, money laundering, news, pensions by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor, and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in March.’

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Family Law Week, 11th April 2014

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