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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Offshore owners of British property to be forced to reveal names – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2018 in bills, disclosure, money laundering, news by tracey

‘Offshore owners of British property will be forced to reveal their true identities or face jail sentences and unlimited fines under draft laws that aim to end the UK’s reputation as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Anti-money laundering crackdown should be more focused on most suspicious activity – Law Commission

‘Anti-money laundering laws should be streamlined and strengthened to help law enforcement agencies to focus on serious crime, say the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 20th July 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Care home boss who stole millions from residents jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The owner of a care home who tried to defraud residents out of £4.1million by isolating them from their families and persuading them to make him a beneficiary of their wills has been jailed today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th July 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Dealer of toxic diet pills that killed student guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2018 in drug offences, food, homicide, mental health, money laundering, news by sally

‘An online steroid dealer who sold toxic slimming pills that killed a bulimic student has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences: Assessment of guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 27th, 2018 in bribery, fraud, money laundering, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published its assessment of the impact of its Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering offences guideline on sentencing trends, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information.’

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Sentencing Council, 26th June 2018

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

32Red hit with £2m penalty for sole problem gambler – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2018 in gambling, money laundering, news, penalties by sally

‘Online gambling operator 32Red has been hit with a £2m penalty for failing to protect a problem gambler.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jail for solicitor who forged documents and stole £800,000 of client money – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2018 in courts, forgery, money laundering, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A dishonest solicitor who forged documents and stole clients’ mortgage payments after taking the reins of a law firm has been jailed for seven years and six months.’

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Legal Futures, 11th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK agency warns Brexit could lead to rise in organised crime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 15th, 2018 in crime, EC law, money laundering, news, reports, treaties by sally

‘The UK body charged with fighting serious and organised crime has warned that the country’s impending withdrawal from the EU could lead to a rise in money laundering, bribery and other corporate offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th May 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Companies House lambasted for trumpeting conviction of fraud whistleblower Kevin Brewer – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2018 in costs, fines, fraud, money laundering, news, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Companies House has been lambasted for trumpeting the prosecution of a whistleblower who used Vince Cable’s name to expose a gaping loophole exploited by fraudsters.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2018

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Richard Frost: 117mph double death crash driver jailed – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A motorist who hit speeds of 117mph before killing two pedestrians when he drove along the verge on the wrong side of the road has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2018 in fines, gambling, money laundering, news by tracey

‘Betting firm William Hill has been hit with a £6.2m penalty package for breaching anti-money-laundering and social responsibility regulations. The Gambling Commission said the company did not do enough to ensure prevention measures were effective.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New UK property register to help curb money laundering – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in corruption, land registration, money laundering, news by sally

‘Businesses based outside of the UK will have to disclose details about their ultimate owners when buying property in the country, under plans to be taken forward by the UK government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Terry Adams pays back £750,000 from proceeds of crime – Daily Telegraph

‘One of London’s most notorious former crime bosses has paid back almost three quarters of a million pounds in ill gotten gains, after being warned he would go back to prison if he failed to pay.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2017

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Bitcoin: UK and EU plan crackdown amid crime and tax evasion fears – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2017 in EC law, electronic commerce, internet, money laundering, news, tax evasion by sally

‘The UK and other EU governments are planning a crackdown on bitcoin amid growing concerns that the digital currency is being used for money laundering and tax evasion.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Number of young people acting as ‘money mules’ doubles – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2017 in fraud, money laundering, news, young persons by sally

‘The number of young people caught acting as “money mules” has doubled in the past four years, according to the UK’s fraud prevention service, Cifas.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Websites allowing illegal activity ‘complicit in crime’ – BBC News

‘Websites that do not prevent the sale of illegal goods are complicit in cyber-crime, a crime chief has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2017

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Mastermind of Heathrow ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ £7m heist jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The mastermind behind a £7 million heist reminiscent of the Thomas Crown Affair had criminal friends burgle an elderly lady’s £1 million home to drive down the price, a court has heard. Rafaqat Hussain, 41, was said to be “at the heart of the conspiracy” which saw two Loomis van drivers steal cash belonging to Credit Suisse from inside a British Airways cargo depot at Heathrow airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2017

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Solicitor General’s speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Attorney General’s Office

‘The Solicitor General discusses preventing and controlling economic crime in the modern world.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th September 2017

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Lawfulness of search warrant and detention irrelevant to forfeiture of cash – UK Police Law Blog

Posted August 11th, 2017 in forfeiture, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime, search & seizure, warrants by tracey

‘In Campbell v Bromley Magistrates’ Court [2017] EWCA Civ 1161 the Court of Appeal has confirmed that that there are no “fruits of the forbidden tree” consequences when it comes to the forfeiture of cash seized in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”).’

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UK Police Law Blog, 10th August 2017

Source: ukpolicelawblog.com