Jailed accountant who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back nearly £240k – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An accountant who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals, has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Bermuda theft: Accountant faces losing pension for £1.7m theft – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2022 in accountants, Bermuda, fraud, news, pensions, proceeds of crime, theft by tracey

‘An accountant who stole £1.7m from the Bermudan government is facing losing his pension as attempts to claw back money he took continue.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2022

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Gang leader avoids an extra seven years in prison by paying back the proceeds of his part in a dirty cash laundering operation – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A well-known criminal gang leader has avoided another seven years being added onto his seven-year prison sentence after paying back £1,243,270.75, of his ill-gotten gains from a money laundering operation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

New reforms to recover millions more from the proceeds of crime – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has published new reforms to overhaul the system for recovering the proceeds of criminal activities.’

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Law Commission, 9th November 2022

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Commission urges reform of ‘ineffective’ confiscation regime – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Codification of legal decisions reached in more than 500 cases brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is among the proposals of a call for reform of an “ineffective” confiscation regime published today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th November 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Serial romance fraudster scammed over £324,000 from victims – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A high-value serial romance fraudster has been found guilty today (3 November 2022) of duping victims out of just over £324,000 in an investment scam.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd November 2033

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CV fraudster must repay some wages, Supreme Court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A fraudster jailed for falsifying qualifications to secure a top NHS job should have to pay back some of the wages he unlawfully received, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th August 2022

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New Judgment: R v Luckhurst [2020] UKSC 23 – UKSC Blog

‘This case concerns whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) permits a variation to a restraint order to cover reasonable legal expenses in respect of civil proceedings founded on the same or similar allegations or facts as those giving rise to the making of the restraint order.’

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UKSC Blog, 20th July 2022

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Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2022

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Ceredigion salmon poacher pays just £1 of £61,000 ordered by court – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2022 in animals, confiscation, gangs, hunting, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The leader of a poaching gang ordered to pay more than £61,000 has paid back just £1 after saying he had no money.’

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BBC news, 9th July 2022

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Director of Public Prosecutions highlights how more money could be returned to victims of crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill QC, has today supported the review into legislation to ensure more money can be returned to victims of crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd June 2022

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Man jailed for selling illegal football streaming boxes ordered to pay £1m – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2022 in assets recovery, conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, proceeds of crime, sport by sally

‘A man jailed for selling illegal devices providing unauthorised streams of Premier League matches has been ordered to pay back almost £1m following a court ruling.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2022

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Landlord ordered to pay £230k over flats that were below minimum size standards and not in compliance with planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord in London who “illegally squashed” seven flats into a development that only had planning permission for six, has been ordered to pay £230,000 under a confiscation order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2022

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Case Comment: Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Ltd [2021] UKSC 49 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Amy Wilkinson, a senior associate in CMS’ financial crime team, comments on the decision of the UK Supreme Court in Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Ltd [2021] UKSC 49. On 3 November 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal and ruled in favour of Aquila Advisory Ltd. The decision concerns attribution of directors’ criminal actions and who should have priority over assets derived from their criminal schemes.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th May 2022

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Police and Gambling Commission secure £140k confiscation order against defendant over illegal lotteries – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2022 in confiscation, gambling, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing has seen almost £140,000 confiscated from a man who ran illegal lotteries from Middlesbrough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, April 2022

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Illicit finance crackdown only ‘first step in ensuring UK no longer oligarch safe haven’, MPs say – The Independent

‘Government efforts to crackdown down on illicit finance in the UK are only a “first step” in stopping the country being a safe haven for oligarchs, MPs on the influential intelligence and security committee have stressed.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2022

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Russian oligarchs in UK face new laws tackling ‘dirty money’ – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has said that Russian oligarchs will no longer have a hiding place for their “ill-gotten gains” in the UK under legislation being introduced in parliament this week.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Jamie Acourt ‘cannot repay £90k’ from drugs plot – BBC News

‘One of the men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack has said he cannot pay £90,000 he made from a £3m drugs plot.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2022

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UK sets global transparency standard for asset returns – Home Office

‘The UK is the first country to publish its policy and principles on international asset returns.’

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Home Office, 13th January 2022

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Council prosecution sees dog breeders ordered to pay £450k+ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2022 in dogs, guilty pleas, licensing, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A couple who illegally bred dogs have been ordered to pay more than £450,000 following a successful prosecution by Vale of Glamorgan Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk