James Holland secures acquittal in POCA trial

August 15, 2023

James Holland has secured the acquittal of a client who was charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 with conspiring to transfer criminal property with 7 others.

The prosecution alleged the defendant permitted funds obtained fraudulently from vulnerable victims to be paid into his bank account, which he then withdrew in a series of transactions at various bureau de change in London. The defendant made admissions in his police interview but at trial contended that he was not a party to the conspiracy alleged. He was acquitted by unanimous verdict of the jury.

The trial took place at St Albans Crown Court lasting 2 weeks.

James Holland specialises in defending allegations of White Collar Crime, including all aspects of Business Crime & Fraud. Read more: [James Holland Profile]

He was instructed by Prasad Palihawadana and Ieva Giedraityte of Lloyds PR Solicitors.