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CPS Proceeds of Crime

When the trial is over and the offender convicted, specialist lawyers in Crown Prosecution Service Proceeds of Crime (CPSPOC) - along with other criminal justice agencies - go after any ill-gotten gains.

CPSPOC has three main offices around the country and plays a key role in recovering millions of pounds each year.

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Crown Prosecution Service Statement on John and Anne Darwin

11/11/2009

Jolyon Perks, Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service in Cleveland, said: "In making the confiscation orders today, the Court has recognised that both defendants sought to benefit from their criminal conduct at the expense and misery of others. Those funds will no longer be available to the defendants on their release from prison and Anne Darwin, who was responsible for their finances, will be required to ensure that all identified money and property, both here and in Panama, is given up to satisfy the order.

"A clear message has been sent out again today by the Crown Prosecution Service, the police and the court that criminals will not be allowed to keep hold of the proceeds of their crimes.   

"In addition, and at the request of the CPS, the Court has ordered that assets recovered under confiscation will be applied first and foremost to compensate the losers in this fraud. The remainder of the funds recovered will be applied to maintain the on-going fight to remove assets from criminals."