Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 126 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 8
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Latham, Hughes and Toulson LJJ, Rafferty and Maddison JJ

Representation Andrew Mitchell QC and Charles Sherrard (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for A.
  Timothy Owen QC and Andrew Bodnar (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for S and C.
  Anthony Shaw QC and Paul Lawton (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for SM.
  Zafar Ali and Nicholas Rimmer (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for M.
  Andrew Bird and Dominic Connolly (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown in A, S and SM.
  David Farrell QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown in C.
  David Aubrey QC and Roger Griffiths (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown in M.
Judgment Dates: 20 January 2009

Catchwords

Sentence - Confiscation - Confiscation orders being made against defendants involved in safeguarding or transferring of funds being proceeds of crime - Defendants appealing - Money laundering - Whether money laundering offences constituting special category of offences to which separate approach than that in authority should apply - .

The Case

Sentence Confiscation. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: Money laundering offences did not constitute a special category of offences to which a separate approach than that in R v May[ should apply. The appeals of four defendants, who had acted as couriers or custodians of cash on behalf of others would be allowed.

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