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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from hate crime and violence against women and girls, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 61 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Road haulage operators convicted of involvement in an over £100m money laundering scam

Six defendants including a senior manager and two drivers of a road haulage business have been found guilty on Friday 18 November 2022 of running a large-scale money laundering operation involving in excess of £100 million in cash.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudster sentenced for scam to deprive SKY TV of potentially over £13m revenue

A fraudster has been jailed for a scam that deprived Sky TV of potentially over £13m revenue.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Serial romance fraudster scammed over £324,000 from victims

A high-value serial romance fraudster has been found guilty today (3 November 2022) of duping victims out of just over £324,000 in an investment scam.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Computer hacker of famous musicians’ digital accounts is jailed

A computer hacker who stole unreleased music from famous musicians and sold them on the dark web in exchange for cryptocurrency has today been imprisoned (21 October 2022).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Four organised crime gang members jailed for drugs and money laundering offences

Four gang members have been imprisoned at Southwark Crown Court today (5 September 2022) for industrial scale cannabis production, money laundering and fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

DPP Max Hill's speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime

Economic crime poses a threat to countries’ economies and institutions and causes serious harm to society and individuals. Tackling it is a priority for the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales – and last year we published our first ever CPS Economic Crime Strategy.

| Speech , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man jailed in a £104million money laundering scam of transporting illegal cash to Dubai

A money launderer who arranged to transport £104million in illegally obtained cash to Dubai has been jailed today (28 July).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Four fraudsters jailed for £13.7 million investment scam

Four fraudsters have been imprisoned today (26 July 2022) for a mass investment fraud worth over £13.7 million.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudsters convicted for £21m loss in cryptocurrency

Four offenders were convicted yesterday (21 July 2022) for fraudulently obtaining and laundering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency worth tens of millions of pounds from an Australia-based cryptocurrency exchange.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Duo jailed for £20m pension fraud

Two scammers have been imprisoned today (15 July 2022) for a pension fraud worth over £20 million which caused many of the victims to lose their entire pensions.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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