Owner of unauthorised scrap yard hit for £200k in fines, costs and confiscation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 12th, 2018 in confiscation, costs, enforcement notices, fines, news, proceeds of crime, waste by tracey

‘The owner of an unauthorised scrap yard in South Staffordshire was last month fined £24,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £28,280 at Birmingham Crown Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th November 2018

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Confiscation regime review to ensure crime doesn’t pay – Law Commission

‘Confiscation laws will be reviewed to ensure they’re effectively depriving convicted offenders of their ill-gotten gains, the Law Commission has announced today.’

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Law Commission, 7th November 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Woman who laundered money from corrupt payments to her brother sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 27th, 2018 in confiscation, conspiracy, money laundering, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who hid $3.5 million in corrupt payments by letting it pass through her foreign bank accounts has been given a suspended prison sentence today (25 September).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th September 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man jailed for £53m UK heist will not have to repay share of proceeds – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2018 in confiscation, news, proceeds of crime, repayment, robbery by sally

‘A cage fighter convicted of taking part in a £53m armed robbery has been excused from paying back his alleged share of the stolen cash after a secret court hearing.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2018

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Hatton Garden raider Daniel Jones given more jail time – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in burglary, confiscation, conspiracy, news, sentencing by sally

‘One of the ringleaders behind the Hatton Garden raid has been given additional jail time for failing to pay his confiscation order.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Appeal judges reject criminals’ “cynical” attempt to blame barrister – Legal Futures

Posted August 7th, 2018 in barristers, confiscation, money laundering, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected what it described as a “cynical” attempt by two men convicted of money laundering to blame their barrister for confiscation orders made against them.’

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Legal Futures, 7th August 2018

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Stand by your man? The clash of criminal law and family law concerning inter-spousal transfers of assets – Family Law

Posted July 11th, 2018 in confiscation, divorce, fraud, matrimonial home, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The judgment of the Court of Appeal in R v Hayes [2018] EWCA 682 is a stark and unsettling reminder of how occasionally a family court and a criminal court may deliver contradictory judgments on the same facts.’

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Family Law, 11th July 2018

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Prosecution over unauthorised vehicle repair business leads to £120k+ confiscation orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in confiscation, costs, enforcement, fines, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Two companies that allowed an unauthorised vehicle repair business to be run without planning permission have been ordered to pay more than £120,000 under confiscation orders obtained by Wokingham Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2018

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London borough secures its largest ever confiscation order for planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in confiscation, costs, fines, local government, news, planning, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Islington Council has secured a confiscation order of £304,458 under the Proceeds of Crime Act against a property company which converted a single dwelling into five flats without planning permission.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

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Drug dealer has confiscation order increased nine years after conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A drug dealer has had his confiscation order increased by £1.8million almost a decade after his original conviction following an application by the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th May 2018

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Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th April 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick jailed again – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in confiscation, debts, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster jailed for selling fake bomb detectors to war-torn countries has received two more years in prison for failing to pay back nearly £2m.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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Case Comment: R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2 – Supreme Court Blog

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in confiscation, enforcement, news, statutory interpretation, Supreme Court by tracey

‘On one view this is perhaps the most esoteric of the 28 appeals regarding the confiscation or civil recovery legislation which have been determined by the House of Lords, Privy Council or Supreme Court over the past 24 years.’

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Supreme Court Blog, 20th April 2018

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Former Stephen Lawrence suspect Neil Acourt ordered to repay drug money – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in confiscation, drug trafficking, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face more time behind bars.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Judges reject appeal by planning defendant over ‘impersonation’ in magistrates court – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a claim that a fine and a £4m-plus proceeds of crime order made over a planning case in Ealing should be overturned because the defendant was impersonated in the magistrates’ court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th February 2018

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Getting out of jail interest-free – UK Police Law Blog

Posted February 8th, 2018 in appeals, confiscation, enforcement, news, sentencing, Supreme Court by tracey

‘When a person convicted in the Crown Court has an additional prison term enforced by the Magistrates for having only part paid of a confiscation order, he is entitled to a reduction in that term proportionate to the money that has been paid. R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2; [2018] 1 WLR 629 confirmed that the starting point for calculating this reduction is the original sum ordered by the Crown Court, and not the larger sum including interest that had accrued by the date of the Magistrates’ enforcement.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 6th February 2018

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Hatton Garden raiders must pay back over £6m, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in confiscation, news, robbery by sally

‘The four ringleaders jailed for the audacious Hatton Garden raid must pay back more than £6m between them or each serve another seven years in prison, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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New judgment: R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2 – UKSC Blog

Posted January 30th, 2018 in confiscation, interest, magistrates, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The issue in the appeal is whether interest is included in the starting point under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, s 79(2) for the giving of proportionate credit for part payment of a confiscation order.’

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UKSC Blog, 24th January 2018

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Nottingham modern slavery brothers ordered to repay £167k – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in confiscation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two brothers jailed for modern slavery have been ordered to repay £167,650 in criminal gains.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2018

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Hatton Garden gang ‘must pay back £14 million to avoid jail’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2018 in confiscation, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘The gang behind the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit raid will face more time in jail unless they pay back almost £14 million, a confiscation hearing has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2018

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