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Superb Fraud Acquittal

Miles Herman represented a suspect concerning an investigation into offences of fraud and money laundering involving the setting up of entities to process the proceeds of various internet-based crimes. The allegations centred on the laundering of proceeds from fraud on the internet via high risk internet websites. The investigation was undertaken by the Money Laundering Investigating Team SCD6 the Economic Specialist Crime Unit at Scotland Yard.

The suspect received specialist and decisive advice throughout the investigation at the end of which a decision was made. There was no reasonable prospect of a conviction. Throughout there was close liaison with the investigation team in what was a protracted and complex enquiry.

If you require advice in relation to fraud and money laundering investigations undertaken by Scotland Yard, SFO, FSA, or any other serious crime agencies please contact Miles Herman, Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan or Keith Wood for special advice in these matters.

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Cyber-Fraud Sentencing Success

Miles Herman was instructed in the case of Pavel Cyganok who was subject of police code name ‘Operation Crossbill’ concerned with a complex network of domains, command and control servers, and associated malicious programmes directed at the promotion of fraud through the internet. Following a highly complex and lengthy investigation Mr Cyganok was charged with various offences relating to the unlawful interception of computers.

A yearlong case culminated with sentences being passed at the Central Criminal Court. These sentences were imposed following lengthy negotiations between the defence and the prosecution concerning Mr Cyganok’s role in this enquiry.

Lewis Nedas are at the forefront in representing defendants facing computer-related crime, be it malicious interception of computers, or supplying software for the use or in connection with fraud. In addition they are experts at dealing with the consequential offences of conspiracy to defraud and concealing criminal property, which relate to the concealment and onward distribution of the proceeds of the fraudulent conduct relating to the interception of computers.

The case was investigated by the Special Casework Division of Crown Prosecution Service and the E-Crime Unit of the Computer Crime Team.

See the BBC News coverage here.

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Outstanding Acquittal for Lewis Nedas Law

Miles Herman represented a defendant facing multiple counts of importation of Class A drugs totalling over 200kg. Following a contested trial on all matters, the defendant was acquitted unanimously on all charges.

This stunning success followed painstaking work undertaking by Miles, assisted by Charles Conway (Senior Lead Counsel) and Nick Ornstin (Solicitor Advocate from this firm), over a period of years. The value of the drugs the prosecution put in the region of £9,000,000 and the operation code named ‘Galling’ involved dozens of officers from the Serious Organized Crime Agency. The matter was prosecuted by the Organized Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service.

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SFO Ponzi Fraud Instruction

Siobhain Egan has been instructed to represent an individual facing prosecution by the SFO and Nottingham Police relating to a £multi-million pension fraud.

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General Dental Council Professional Conduct Committee Success for Lewis Nedas Law

Jeffrey Lewis acted for a foreign-registered dentist, who was re-qualifying in the UK, and faced serious allegations brought before the General Dental Council Professional Conduct Committee.

As a result of Jeffrey’s thorough and diligent case preparation, she was acquitted of all but two minor charges and thankfully kept on the Dental Register. Our client was delighted.

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