Posted in Notable Cases on January 8, 2017
The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud and convert criminal property. Ashmans represented both the husband and wife who were charged with the above two named offences. An international company based in the UK was defrauded in excess of £350,000. The Crown alleged that their accounting department was hacked. The complainant company had instructed and had works carried out from various companies. They were indebted to various suppliers of works. After having their accounting department hacked, payments for supply of works were diverted to other persons’ accounts, two of which were our clients. The monies, the Crown alleged, were then dissipated using sophisticated means to disguise the proceeds of the crime involving other import and export companies. There was an international element to this case involving companies within France, Poland and Cyprus. The case also involved complex issues arising from telephone evidence.