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POCA – Operation Micropus

Reference: CA163

Appointment Type: Expert advisor

Service Area: Criminal and Regulatory, Fraud

Industry: Construction and Engineering

Litigation Type: Criminal

Size of Case: £500,001 - £2.5 million

Defendant was subject of an investigation by the National Crime Agency into the manufacture and distribution of fraudulent identity documents that were being used to facilitate fraud and money laundering offences by foreign nationals in the UK. Defendant was sentenced to over 6 years in prison and made subject of confiscation proceedings. Crown calculated the defendant’s Benefit (that is gain made from his criminal activities) to be over £1.128 million and the amount he had available to pay from his known assets to be c.£415k. We were asked to assess the Crown’s calculation of the defendant’s benefit and available amount.