Money Laundering Solicitors

( The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002)

Money laundering is the generic term used to describe the process by which criminals disguise the original ownership and control of the proceeds of criminal conduct by making such proceeds appear to have derived from a legitimate source.

In other words processing criminal proceeds to disguise their illegal origin.

This type of crime is on the increase. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment.

The enforcement agencies are treating money laundering as high priority and have increased manpower and resources into tackling it.

You can be reported (1984 style for fans of George Orwell) by anyone from, rear end protecting Money Laundering Officers aware that they can be imprisoned for failing to disclose, to enthusiastic whistle blowers looking for a pay out!

You could receive what you believed to be a legitimate payment from someone, only to find months down the line the police knocking on your door because you didn’t carry out the correct checks.

More importantly for the innocent, malicious people, who want to damage you or your business, could report you without your knowing.

If someone finds out and wants to warn you that trouble is brewing then they may commit an offence of ‘tipping off’ under s333 of the Act. That can also mean prison for them.

Money Laundering

Money Laundering advice from Ralli

If you operate in the financial services sector or as a professional adviser you may have more stringent responsibilities because your industry falls into the specifically regulated sector.

The legislators have created a deliberately draconian regime. In addition to prison you can lose everything you own even if you just played what you think is a minor role.

The Government means business and this is not an area where you can let matters ride. If you think you are caught up in this type of offence speak to us. We can give you professional advice and you will be protected by legal privilege, so what you tell us in respect of your case is kept confidential.

Find out more on our Criminal Law Defence page.

Contact 0161 615 0660

For help and assistance on queries relating to money laundering, contact our criminal defence team on 0161 615 0660 or get in touch by filling out one of our online enquiry forms.

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