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Fraud Newsletter 57 - JULY 2021

Fraud Newsletter No 57 - July 21 (17 downloads)

CASES

Pitcher [2021] EWCA Crim 1013: Modified ‘Lucas’ direction may be appropriate re lies told by pros witness if D relies on them as evidence of witness being guilty of offence. 

Amec Foster Wheeler Energy DPA:  (I) Indictment;  (2) Reasons for granting preliminary approval(3) Penalty Schedule(4)  Judgment(5) DPA 

SFO secures 2 DPAs with UK companies Details are not available beyond the SFO press release: 20 Jul 21: reporting restrictions apply. 

Jones [2021] EWCA Crim 1195: material obtained from D pursuant to Norwich Pharmacal order could be admitted against her at subsequent criminal trial (private prosecution) 

SENTENCING AND CONFISCATION

Hilsdon [2021] ERWCA Crim 52, [2021] 1 Cr.App.R. (S) 21 (Westlaw). 5 year fraud guidelines starting point too high for strict liability offences with no culpable dishonesty:  
BILLS, STATUTES & STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No 2) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 S.I. 2021 No.82 in force 13 Jul 21 substituting new list of high-risk countries for enhanced due diligence re reg 33(3). 
CONSULTATIONS, GUIDANCE, CIRCULARS AND REPORTS

Opportunities and Challenges of New Technologies for AML/CFTFATF: 1 Jul 21. 

Call for Evidence: Review of UK’s AML/CFT regulatory and supervisory regime: 22 Jul 21:  HM Treasury. Responses by 14 Oct 21. 

Modernising Communications Offences: A final report: Law Comm No. 399 (HC 547) & Summary21 Jul 21. 

Beating Crime Plan: Chapter 4 – Building capability to deal with fraud, cyber and online crime: pp 42-45 Home Office: 27 Jul 21: pp 

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