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JUN
27

Another Stunning Fraud Success for Lewis Nedas Law

Lewis Nedas Law successfully represented a client who stood trial last week at the Central Criminal Court in relation to an offence of laundering the proceeds of criminally acquired money between 2009 and June 2011.

Our client was one of four defendants subject to a longstanding investigation by the E-Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police. The investigation centred on several individuals, including our client’s son, being members of an organized criminal network that was spreading malicious software targeting UK financial institutions.

The malicious software, known as Spy Eye, infected computers and covertly harvested banking credentials as the unsuspecting computer users accessed their online bank accounts. As a result of the malware that was used by this criminal network, funds were laundered through accounts including one controlled by the defendant.

The Defence successfully argued that our client did not know or suspect that the monies that flowed into his account were the proceeds of crime and he was skilfully defended by Miles Herman, an expert in serious fraud and computer fraud cases, and Danny Barnard of Counsel who has enjoyed an incredible success rate during the last twelve months.

The remaining defendants pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later this week.

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JUN
25

Arson Acquittal for Mentally Disordered Client

Danny Barnard, one of our excellent in-house advocates, represented an individual facing arson charges relating to a fire set in the hostel in which he was living.

He was arrested after the Crown built a strong case against him, including CCTV and eyewitness evidence. He was initially remanded to a specialist hospital for treatment under section 36 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and was deemed too unwell to attend his trial, which was held in his absence.

In such cases, a jury is tasked only to consider whether the client had made the act as charged. Thanks to Danny’s forensic examination skills the jury found that the act was not proven and the client was acquitted.

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JUN
19

Yet another Fraud Prosecution Success for Lewis Nedas Law

Unan Choudhury represented an individual facing several charges of fraud spanning over seven years. The case was to be committed to the Crown Court, but ‘eagle-eyed’ Unan spotted a fundamental flaw in the Crown’s case. He made written representations along those lines to the CPS who then discontinued the prosecution.

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JUN
19

Major Dishonesty Prosecution Acquittal

Penny Muir has successfully represented a second defendant facing a multi-charge indictment detailing major dishonesty allegations, involving an internationally known motor manufacturer.

Counsel, instructed by Penny, made a successful submission that there was not a case for the defendant to answer at the close of the prosecution case.

Penny had secured the acquittal of another individual facing similar allegations two years ago.

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JUN
12

Yet another Firearms Prosecution Success for Lewis Nedas Law

The Crown recently offered no evidence in an antique firearms case at Snaresbrook Crown Court following representations made by Tony Meisels of this firm.

Our client, a retired man in his sixties with no previous convictions, had been charged with two counts of possessing a firearm without a certificate, both shotguns being between 87 and 107 years old. He had inherited the weapons from his late father over twenty years ago and at one point they had even been on a manifest of items held in the storage facilities of a well-known removals company.

This case was only dropped by the Crown three weeks before trial after persistent representations by Mr Meisels who relied on the statutory defence afforded by Section 58(2) of the Firearms Act 1968 which provides an exemption if the weapon is an antique and is possessed as a curiosity or ornament.

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