Pensioner jailed after conning blind widow out of £2.2m estate – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in forgery, fraud, money laundering, news, obtaining property by deception, sentencing by tracey

“A pensioner who went on the run after conning a blind widow out of her £2.2m estate has been jailed for 10 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Libel tourism at an end, say lawyers following high court rulings – The Guardian

“Lawyers have heralded the death of so-called libel tourism after the high court threw out two cases brought by wealthy foreigners over allegations published overseas.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Manchester loan sharks jailed after preying on young mothers – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2013 in debts, interest, intimidation, loans, money laundering, news by sally

“Three Manchester loan sharks who charged vulnerable people 100% interest and menaced them by mobile phone have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deferred Prosecution Agreements ‐ at one with atonement – Dyers Chambers

“With the Crime and Courts Act having received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013, Andrew Price looks at the genesis of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and what may lie in store for the future.”

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Dyers Chambers, 11th July 2013

Source: www.dyerschambers.com

Man jailed over passport fraud – Home Office

“A man who attempted to help illegal immigrants get into the UK with British passports has been jailed for nearly four years.”

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Home Office, 28th June 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences draft guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 27th, 2013 in bribery, consultations, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Council is updating guidance for courts so that all fraud offences are covered by a consistent set of guidelines that will also deal with corporate offenders.”

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Sentencing Council, 27th June 2013

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Liverpool crime matriarch and two sons jailed over conspiracy to import drugs – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2013 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“Key members of one of Merseyside’s most notorious crime families are behind bars after admitting to running a multi-million pound drug smuggling and money-laundering racket.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HSBC faces court threat as deal on money laundering charges stalls – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2013 in banking, deferred prosecution agreements, money laundering, news by sally

“Judge may take action that could leave HSBC facing a criminal prosecution and threat to its ability to do business in the US.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

What’s Wrong with Money Laundering? – No. 5 Chambers

“Quite a lot, actually. This note considers, two recent High Court (QBD) decisions: Shah v HSBC [2012] EWHC 1283 (Supperstone J.) that clarifies the effect of making a ‘consent’ SAR – to the advantage and benefit of banks and solicitors but disadvantage of their customers and clients; and Dare v CPS [2012] EWHC 2074 (Bean J.) that provides an explanation of what it means to ‘facilitate’ a transaction under PoCA s. 328. In addition there is an afterword about the continuing problem of legal privilege that remains a little discussed, but unresolved, problem for solicitors.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 4th February 2013

Source: www.no5.com

Police officer guilty of selling seized drugs back to dealers for profit – The Guardian

“A corrupt detective has been found guilty of stealing large amounts of seized drugs and selling them back to drug dealers in a plot that made him and his brother around £600,000.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bogus Italian lawyer Giovanni di Stefano found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2013 in deceit, fraud, money laundering, news by tracey

“A self-styled Italian lawyer has been found guilty of tricking people into
thinking he was a bona fide legal professional.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drug lord jailed as police shut down largest smuggling operation in UK – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2013 in drug trafficking, guilty pleas, money laundering, news by tracey

“The last remaining kingpin of an international network of organised criminal gangs that flooded the UK with £300m worth of illegal drugs has been brought to justice.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dubai-based VAT fraudster faces extra 10-year jail term – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2013 in conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news, repayment, sentencing, VAT by sally

“A convicted fraudster has been sentenced to an extra 10 years in jail after failing to repay £14m in taxes.”

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BBC News, 2nd March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New tool to fight economic crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 24th, 2012 in bribery, fraud, money laundering, news, prosecutions by sally

“A new measure announced today [23 October] will help prosecutors combat corporate offending including fraud, money laundering and bribery – which cost the UK billions of pounds each year.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd October 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Court of Appeal ruling in ‘whistleblowing’ case – Law Society’s Gazette

“Members of limited liability partnerships are not ‘workers’ under employment legislation, the Court of Appeal ruled this week dismissing a whistleblowing claim made against City firm Clyde & Co.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th September 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

George Evans jailed for drug dealing and money laundering – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

“A great-grandfather has been jailed for 18 years after he was found guilty of drug dealing and money laundering.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Visa fraudster jailed for more than 4 years – UK Border Agency

Posted September 5th, 2012 in fraud, immigration, money laundering, news, visas by sally

“A man who tried to submit hundreds of fraudulent visa applications has today been sentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency.”

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UK Border Agency, 4th September 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Two jailed for Freshshop credit card fraud – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2012 in computer crime, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“Two cyber criminals have been jailed for setting up a website that enabled credit card fraud totalling more than £26.9m.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Car wash owner ordered to handover £60,000 linked to immigration crime – UK Border Agency

“Albanian car wash owner Defrim Paci, has been ordered to handover £60,000 of his criminal earnings after he was found guilty of employing illegal immigrants in the UK and laundering money.”

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UK Border Agency. 24th May 2012

Source: www.ukba/homeoffice.gov.uk

SARs ruling brings relief to law firms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 24th, 2012 in appeals, banking, damages, law firms, money laundering, news by sally

“A Court of Appeal ruling on anti-money-laundering obligations will bring relief for businesses, including law firms, and remind lawyers of the importance of having appropriate systems to evidence concerns leading to suspicious activity reports (SARs).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk