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NCA secures multi-million pound asset portfolio following proceeds of crime investigation

Property worth up to £8.1 million – including a villa in Tenerife, a Range Rover Evoque and 16 addresses in and around Bath in Somerset – have been recovered by the National Crime Agency (NCA) following a civil recovery and tax investigation. Four members of the same...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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“Saunders Electrical fraudsters ordered to pay over £7 million” reports SFO

Jolan Saunders and Michael Strubel, former company executives at Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, have been ordered to pay confiscation orders totalling £7,393,663.33. Saunders and Strubel have been ordered to pay £5,262,301.03 and £2,131,362.30 respectively. These totals...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will the trickle ever become a flood?

According to Donald Toon, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director of economic and cyber crime, unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) are the much-needed weapon for waging war on the flow of dirty money into the UK. With Toon’s organisation having just begun its second...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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National Crime Agency and international partners join forces to tackle global grand corruption

A new multinational centre for co-ordinating law enforcement action against grand corruption has now been launched. The International Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre (IACCC), hosted by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), brings together specialist law enforcement officers...
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
Keith Vaz MP
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“End London’s ‘Welcome Mat’ for money launderers” urges Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has stated that the combination of “poor supervision and enforcement” in the London property investment market is creating a safe haven for laundering the proceeds of crime. As a result, the Committee is calling for much stronger...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Queen’s Speech 2015: Plans for repeal of Human Rights Act “on hold”

The new Conservative Government has seemingly delayed its proposed plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. While many of the Conservative’s General Election Manifesto commitments appeared in the legislative agenda, t...
Posted On 27 May 2015