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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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Showing 1 - 10 of 11 results for crime type "Proceeds of crime" & area "CPS"

An ex Cambridge Don ordered to pay £1.3 million in Confiscation Order

An ex Cambridge don fraudster who conned the Government has been ordered to pay back more than £1.3 million and faces eight-and-a-half years in prison if he fails to pay.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Oxbridge graduate fraudster gets another 10 years in prison for not paying back £11m stolen funds

A former Oxbridge student has had 10 years added onto the 11-year prison sentence he is still serving, after failing to pay back £11 million of his ill-gotten gains from a fake ‘green’ investment scheme.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

CPS response to HMCPSI report into CPS and SFO Proceeds of Crime Divisions

Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has today 22 July issued a report following their Inspection of the operation of CPS and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Proceeds of Crime Divisions.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Absconded fraudster ordered to pay £37 million

A high-net-worth fraudster who skipped his trial and fled to Dubai has been ordered (26 October 2020) to pay over £37 million - and faces ten years in prison if he fails to pay.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

‘Basil’ from the Hatton Garden security vault heist ordered to pay almost £6million

One of the ringleaders from the Hatton Garden security vault heist has today been ordered to pay £5,997,684.93.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Conman carer ordered to repay almost £12,000 he stole from vulnerable victims

A former care home assistant who stole thousands from vulnerable victims to feed his gambling and drug habit, has been ordered to repay £11,873.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Churchwarden who manipulated his elderly neighbours has been ordered to pay almost £150,000

A churchwarden who carried out a targeted campaign of manipulation against two elderly neighbours has been ordered to pay £146,561.02.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Carl Beech: the liar who made false claims of a VIP child abuse ring ordered to pay almost £24,000

The man who made false claims of a VIP child abuse ring and received compensation for his lies has today been ordered to pay £23,960.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Milkman sentenced for money laundering

A milkman who got into financial difficulties has been sentenced for money laundering.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Couple must repay £10.4 million after ripping off struggling firms to live high life on yachts

A couple who made a fortune bankrupting companies to fund their lavish lifestyle have today been ordered to repay more than £10million.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, Proceeds of crime , CPS News

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General press office number: 020 3357 0906

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Press Officers

Jamie Carver
Email: Jamie.Carver@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3467

Kate Hinsley
Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Florence Williamson
Email: Florence.Williamson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media

Cymru/Wales
Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

Mersey-Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Kerry Bell
Email: kerry.bell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wessex
Wendy Wyeth
Email: wessex.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Email: kofo.baptist@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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