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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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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 - 8 of 8 results for crime type "Proceeds of crime" & area "CPS"

Jailed accountant who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back nearly £240k

An accountant who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals, has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.

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

CPS responds to changing nature of serious economic and organised crime with a new team

The Crown Prosecution Service is today launching a united team to tackle the changing nature of serious and organised crime.

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

International city businesses hand over €34m proceeds of crime in the UK’s largest account forfeiture

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), City of London Police and the private sector have worked together, using specialist powers, to achieve the largest ever proceeds of crime forfeiture in the UK.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

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

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