Monday, June 23, 2008

Ill Gotten Gains

There is a Court of Appeal case reported in the Independent today where it was ruled that a criminal's wife's assets were not to be confiscated. Three judge's came to the decision that there was no legal principle that allows HMRC to to deprive Marion Gibson of half her share of the value of criminal proceeds her husband must pay back to the state. The concern is that criminals will be able protect their ill gotten gains by sharing it with their wives. Quite.


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