Surrey rogue trader jailed for defrauding elderly – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2010 in consumer protection, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A rogue trader has been jailed for more than five years in what is thought to be the longest term handed out for a trading standards prosecution.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ten years in jail for immigration fraudster – Home Office

“A Hounslow man was today jailed following a UK Border Agency investigation which revealed he set up bogus companies to allow immigrants to extend their visas.”

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Home Office, 14th September 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Ex-boss jailed for stealing £250,000 from charity – The Independent

Posted August 23rd, 2010 in charities, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A former senior official at a charity founded by the Prince of Wales was jailed for three years today after he admitted stealing £250,000.”

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The Independent,

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RBS handed FSA’s biggest fine for money laundering lapses – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in banking, financial regulation, money laundering, news by sally

“Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £5.6m by the Financial Services Authority for failing to adequately screen customers and payments to prevent its banks – RBS, NatWest, Ulster Bank and Coutts – from being used for money laundering or the financing of terrorist activities.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Rollins – WLR Daily

Regina v Rollins [2010] UKSC 39; [2010] WLR (D) 210

“The power of the Financial Services Authority to institute criminal proceedings was not limited to the offences referred to in ss 401 and 402 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000; in particular the FSA had power to prosecute offences of money laundering under ss 327 and 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Romanians jailed for making their children beg and steal – The Guardian

“A Romanian couple who exploited their seven children as beggars and thieves in and around London have been jailed at Reading crown court for two and a half years for child cruelty.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Financial adviser jailed over Teesside pensions fraud – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A financial adviser who defrauded vulnerable and elderly clients on Teesside out of more than £300,000 has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2010

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Property salesman jailed over money laundering – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2010 in money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who tried to smuggle nearly £60,000 of cash out of the country in his underpants was jailed for four years today.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2010

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Shah and another v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 8th, 2010 in appeals, banking, law reports, money laundering by sally

Shah and another v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 31; [2010] WLR (D) 27

“Where a bank claimed, for the purposes of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, to entertain ‘suspicion’ about money-laundering concerning a proposed transaction on a customer’s account, and had failed to carry out instructions promptly, a customer might be entitled to proceed with a claim in breach of contract or duty.”

WLR Daily, 5th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Couple jailed for multi-million prostitution ring – The Independent

Posted February 5th, 2010 in conspiracy, money laundering, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A couple who ran a multi-million-pound prostitution ring of trafficked young women and girls were behind bars today.”

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The Independent, 4th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Drugs gang ringleader sentenced – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2009 in drug offences, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A 37-year-old man from Kent who was the ringleader of an international crime gang smuggling illegal drugs into the UK has been jailed for nine years.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2009

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Regina v Rollins; Regina v McInerney – WLR Daily

Posted October 14th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime, prosecutions by sally

Regina v Rollins; Regina v McInerney

“The Financial Services Authority had the power to prosecute offences beyond those referred to in ss 401 and 402 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and, in particular, it had the power to prosecute for offences contrary to ss 327 and 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

HM Treasury announces call for evidence, to inform Review of Money Laundering Regulations 2007 – HM Treasury

Posted October 12th, 2009 in money laundering, news by sally

“HM Treasury has today published a call for evidence on the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and of the UK’s anti-money laundering policies and procedures under them. The Call is designed to help inform a review of the Regulations, and look at how effective and proportionate the UK’s anti-money laundering rules are.”

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HM Treasury, 9th October 2009

Source: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Drugs money launderer hid £500,000 in washing machine – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2009 in money laundering, sentencing by sally

“A crime boss who tried to launder more than £500,000 of drug money using a washing machine was jailed for four and a half years today.”

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The Independent, 25th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Football is ‘vulnerable’ to money laundering, but no names named – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2009 in money laundering, news, sport, tax evasion by sally

“Today’s report by the Financial Action Task Force raises the spectre, in calm, plain language, that football is vulnerable to criminals, who might take over beloved local clubs or use the transfer system to launder dirty money or evade tax.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for role in drug ring – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2009 in drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“The first man to be extradited from Colombia to the UK has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for helping a drugs ring launder its huge profits.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed over erectile dysfunction drugs – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2009 in money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A former bankrupt businessman who funded a luxury lifestyle by selling millions of pounds worth of unlicensed Viagra-like drugs over the internet was jailed for two years yesterday.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Darwin (Anne) Regina v Darwin (John) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 1st, 2009 in appeals, fraud, law reports, money laundering, sentencing by sally

Regina v Darwin (Anne) Regina v Darwin (John)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“In sentencing for fraud, a judge was right to take into account the harm done to individuals who might not have lost financially but on whom the crime had had a devastating impact.”

The Times, 1st April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Mastermind of Britain’s biggest stolen car ‘ringing’ scam jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 13th, 2009 in money laundering, news, sentencing, trade marks by sally

“The mastermind behind Britain’s biggest stolen car ‘ringing’ operation, worth more than £38 million, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drugs boats fraud woman sentenced – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2009 in fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother-of-three, whose business made more than £20m from selling high speed boats to drugs cartels, has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk