Jailed accountant who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back nearly £240k – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An accountant who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals, has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘DPP Max Hill’s speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Director of Public Prosecutions highlights how more money could be returned to victims of crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill QC, has today supported the review into legislation to ensure more money can be returned to victims of crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd June 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man jailed for selling illegal football streaming boxes ordered to pay £1m – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2022 in assets recovery, conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, proceeds of crime, sport by sally

‘A man jailed for selling illegal devices providing unauthorised streams of Premier League matches has been ordered to pay back almost £1m following a court ruling.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Legal remedies for victims of investment scams: the decision in Hamblin v World First – New Square Chambers

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in assets recovery, banking, chambers articles, Commercial Court, fraud, news by sally

‘The case of Hamblin v World First 2020 EWHC 2383 (Comm), decided by His Honour Judge Pelling QC, “the Judge”, in the London Circuit Commercial Court, is topical because it represents a claim made by the victim of a scam, Mr Hamblin, to recover his losses not directly from the fraudsters as the direct beneficiaries of the scam, but from the payment service provider, here World First, the company that received the monies from Mr Hamblin into an account set up by the fraudsters, and which, acting on instructions from those fraudsters, arranged for the onward payment of those monies. No allegation of dishonesty was made against the payment service provider nor was it suggested that the payment service provider had actual knowledge of the scam.’

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New Square Chambers, 13th May 2022

Source: www.newsquarechambers.co.uk

Stephen Lawrence murder: Jamie Acourt ‘cannot repay £90k’ from drugs plot – BBC News

‘One of the men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack has said he cannot pay £90,000 he made from a £3m drugs plot.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK sets global transparency standard for asset returns – Home Office

‘The UK is the first country to publish its policy and principles on international asset returns.’

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Home Office, 13th January 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

But the Assets are Already Frozen! Where Civil Freezing Orders and Criminal Restraint Orders Collide – Gatehouse Chambers

‘The Claimants were two companies and their respective administrators, who alleged in the main proceedings that substantial sums had misappropriated, by or for the benefit of the Defendants, or otherwise in circumstances giving rise to liability on the part of the Defendants.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 27th July 2021

Source: gatehouselaw.co.uk

Judge rejects use of frozen assets for legal expenses – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 19th, 2021 in assets recovery, chambers articles, damages, enforcement notices, fraud, judgments, news by tracey

‘A recent ruling by the High Court in London has highlighted the benefits to businesses of using freezing orders to protect and recover assets, as well as the willingness of the courts in England and Wales to support the enforcement of judgments, experts in civil fraud and asset recovery have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th February 2021

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Recovery against insolvent estates – The 36 Group

‘Local authorities frequently have cause to seek recovery of sums owing from the estates of deceased persons, particularly (but not exclusively) in relation to care home fees owed by the deceased.’

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The 36 Group, 26th October 2020

Source: 36group.co.uk

‘Basil’ from the Hatton Garden security vault heist ordered to pay almost £6million – Crown Prosecution Service

‘One of the ringleaders from the Hatton Garden security vault heist has today been ordered to pay £5,997,684.93. Michael Seed, known as “Basil”, 58, was convicted in March 2019 for his part in the £13.69 million heist, believed to be one of the largest burglaries in English history.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st October 2020

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

5SAH Business Crime – July 2020 Update – 5SAH

‘Featuring the following articles and videos from our barristers who are experts in the field of Business Crime and Proceeds of Crime work:
– 5SAH Video: Asset Tracing & Recovery – Tool Kit for Businesses – Post Covid19: Webinar featuring Gary Pons & Jonathan Benton
– David Stern features in Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law – May 2020 Edition on Cum-Ex.
– New Role for Private Prosecutions in the Wake of Covid 19: Counsel Magazine: Kevin Dent QC and Jeremy Asher.
– Dishonesty? Ghosh, Ivey got a surprise for you! (R v Barton): John Oliver and Alexa Le Moine for Lexis Nexis.’

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5SAH, 6th July 2020

Source: www.5sah.co.uk

Tommy Adams ordered to repay £1.24m for dirty cash laundering operation – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 28th, 2020 in assets recovery, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘Thomas “Tommy” Adams has been ordered to repay £1,243,270.75 for his part in a dirty cash laundering network. Adams ran a money laundering operation with his associates, which was foiled in 2014 when undercover police heard him discussing the illicit activity at a central London café.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th February 2020

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Jailed solicitor must repay £3m or face more prison time – Legal Futures

‘A jailed solicitor involved in the UK’s biggest ever tax fraud must repay £3m of his ill-gotten gains or face a further nine years in prison, a judge at the Old Bailey has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 18th December 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lottery winner jailed after using fake ticket to win £2.5 million jackpot – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former builder who scooped a £2.5m jackpot using a fake lottery ticket has been convicted of fraud by false representation today and sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th October 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Banker’s wife who spent £16m in Harrods escapes extradition to Azerbaijan on embezzlement charges – Daily Telegraph

‘A banker’s wife who spent £16million during a series of shopping sprees in Harrods has escaped extradition back to Azerbaijan on fraud charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couple must repay £10.4 million after ripping off struggling firms to live high life on yachts – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 13th, 2019 in assets recovery, banking, bankruptcy, fraud, loans, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A couple who made a fortune bankrupting companies to fund their lavish lifestyle have today been ordered to repay more than £10million.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th September 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Albanian crime boss who ran multi-million pound drugs racked ordered to pay only £14,380 – Daily Telegraph

‘An Albanian drugs kingpin who ran a multi-million pound cocaine racket only has to pay back £14,380 after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) requested a “risible” sum, a judge has complained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Failure to pay confiscation order leaves recycling fraudster facing further eight years in prison – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in assets recovery, confiscation, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, waste by sally

‘A defendant convicted of defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry has been sentenced to prison for a further eight years after he failed to meet a £1.3m confiscation order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th August 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk