Bankruptcy is difficult enough – but if you do not provide total transparency to your financial affairs then you run the risk of breaking the law – and a custodial sentence. If you are thinking about Bankruptcy, you should perhaps read this as well.
There have been two entirely different crime stories in the news this week, but both will challenge the court to consider sentencing guidelines and how they ought to be applied.
Here we look at the impact and cases surrounding the possession and/or use of counterfeit money – including the sentencing – which may shock some people!
An article looking at the dramatic climax where the jury returned guilty verdicts in the case of R v Sally Metcalfe, the hapless Coronation Street Councillor caught up in fraud, money laundering and bribery. Does Sally have a case for appeal?
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are never far from the news, mainly when the value is rising considerably. This week the price of a single bitcoin rose to a little over £10,000.
At the conclusion of many criminal proceedings, particularly in fraud, theft and other financial related offences, the defendant may be subjected to confiscation proceedings.