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Stan Reiz successfully appeals against H’s conviction for money laundering

News 24 May 19

Stan Reiz (who did not act in the lower court) was instructed by Akhtar Ahmad and Hanisha Godhania of ABV Solicitors to represent H in his successful appeal on 23/5/19.

H was alleged to have laundered the proceeds of a fraud targeting elderly victims who were deceived into transferring large sums of money to the bank accounts of third parties, by fraudsters posing as police officers.

The argument on appeal was that the trial Judge erred in finding there was a case to answer. It was submitted that by receiving the proceeds of the fraud into his bank accounts, H was not “acquiring” criminal property as it did not have its criminal character until after it was received into his bank accounts. It was conceded on behalf of H that had the Prosecution charged any other offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”), H would have been properly convicted.

The Court accepted it had no choice but to allow the appeal and quash the conviction. Whilst the argument advanced was described as a technical point and unattractive, the Court concluded it was well-founded.


News | 24 May 19

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