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31st May 2024News

Chris Foulkes, Daniel Chadwick and Neelam Gomersall appear in complex duty evasion and money laundering trial at Birmingham Crown Court

Operation Clinical was a lengthy HMRC investigation into the illicit importation and distribution of millions of cigarettes into the UK by an Iraqi-Kurdish organised crime group. The cigarettes were smuggled into the UK by lorry amongst partially legitimate loads destined for British businesses. Once in the country, the cigarettes were ‘slaughtered’ at warehouses in the […]

8th May 2024News

Julia Faure Walker and Will Martin appear in highly complex, high-value, cryptocurrency fraud

On 3 May 2024, defendants were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court, having earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to defraud. The first defendant was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment; the second defendant 15 months. A co-conspirator faces proceedings in The Netherlands. Operation Jigsaw investigated a fraud perpetrated on thousands of cryptocurrency wallets held […]