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RCPO v May (QB – 22 July)
In R v May HL 2008 [2009] STC 852 HMRC had formed the opinion that a company director (M) had been involved in 'carousel fraud' involving purported transactions in computer processing units. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cheat the revenue and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment (subsequently reduced to four years on appeal). The court also imposed a confiscation order of more than £3 000 000 under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 s 6. The HL unanimously dismissed M's appeal against the confiscation order. Following this decision the RCPO sought to treat...

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