Regina v Bagnall; Regina v Sharma – WLR Daily

Posted April 25th, 2012 in appeals, confiscation, human rights, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

Regina v Bagnall; Regina v Sharma [2012] EWCA Crim 677; [2012] WLR (D) 118

“Where, in confiscation proceedings, the Crown accused an offender of an additional specific offence for which he had not been prosecuted and adduced evidence to make that accusation good, that did not amount to the bringing of a new charge. Since the defendant was not at risk of any further conviction and there was no finding of guilt, the findings reached by the judge, applying the statutory assumptions, merely went to the amount of the order the court was obliged to make. There was no unfairness in requiring a defendant to show that the source of his assets was legitimate.”

WLR Daily, 18th April 2012