‘Impoverished’ fraudster accused of hiding £33m – The Times

Posted September 20th, 2007 in confiscation, fraud, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“Britain’s worst tax fraudster is using ‘smoke and mirrors’ to avoid paying back his illegally-gained fortune, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 19th September 2007

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Stash and grab – The Lawyer

Posted June 19th, 2007 in confiscation, special report by sally

“The confiscation penalties under the Proceeds of Crime Act highlight the UK Government’s commitment to tackling organised crime. By Gareth Rees QC and Jason Mansell.”

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The Lawyer, 18th June 2007

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Regina v. Green – Times Law Reports

Posted June 15th, 2007 in confiscation, conspiracy, law reports by sally

Conspirators each liable for full compensation

Regina v. Green

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where two or more persons acting together as principals in a drug-trafficking offence jointly received payment or reward in connection with that offence, the value of each person’s proceeds for confiscation purposes included the whole value of that payment or reward.”

The Times, 15th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Record £125m in assets recovered from criminals – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2007 in confiscation, news by sally

“Luxury mansions, classic cars ranging from Bentleys to Lamborghinis, millions in cash and even racehorses are among the record £125m-worth of assets recovered from criminals in the last year. Claiming the seizures as a great success, the Home Office will today announce greater powers to confiscate criminals’ wealth.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fugitive barrister stripped of assets in absence – The Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in confiscation, fraud, news by sally

“A former barrister who went on the run mid-way through her trial for conning £80,000 from an insurance company has been stripped of her remaining assets in her absence.”

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The Times, 5th April 2007

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