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JUL
12

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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JUL
12

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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JUL
06

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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JUL
04

Law News Updates from our Criminal Lawyers in London, July 2012

The following are some useful updates from our lawyers at Lewis Nedas Law from July 2012. Contact us for specialist legal advice or representation on any of these areas.

Cash-in-Hand Pay “Morally Wrong”

July 24, 2012

It seems that the Revenue are poised to investigate and prosecute those involved in cash payments to tradesmen. The BBC has reported on this here.

CPS Finally Decide on Phone Hacking Charges

July 24, 2012

The BBC reports that the CPS have decided to charge eight people, including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, relating to phone hacking. Read the full article here. If you are facing such an enquiry, please contact the real independent experts: Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan or Keith Wood

HSBC Money Laundering Allegations

July 24, 2012

BBC News reports that the Trade Minister and former HSBC chairman, Lord Green, acknowledges there were problems in how the bank handled allegations of money laundering. Read the full article here. If you are facing allegations of money laundering, please contact the experts: Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman, or Keith Wood

Success for FSA prosecution in JP Morgan / UBS Insider Dealing

July 24, 2012

The Telegraph reports that six individuals have been found guilty of insider dealing in the largest and most complex case brought to date by the Financial Services Authority. Read the full article here

If you are facing such an enquiry, please contact the experts:

Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman or Keith Wood.

Ministers Plan ‘Swift Justice’

July 16, 2012

An article published by the BBC on Friday reveals ministers’ plan for criminals to be dealt with in days or hours under government proposals for ‘swift and sure justice’ and flexible court hours in England and Wales. Read the full article h

The SFO: The Dawning of a New Era?

July 12, 2012

An article by Frances Gibb published today in The Times comments on the SFO’s new director, David Green, and his plans for the Serious Fraud Office. Read the full article here.

HSBC Chief Admits Bank Failed to Control Money Laundering in US

July 12, 2012

An article in The Guardian (11 July 2012) reports that Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC, says mistakes were made in trying to stop ‘unacceptable behaviour’. Read the full article here.

SFO Announces Investigation into Alleged Libor Rigging

July 6, 2012

This promises to be a lengthy and complicated investigation.

We are well placed to advise and represent anyone arrested/interviewed as a result of this investigation.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis

Banks Could Face Criminal Probe as SFO Considers Evidence

July 2, 2012

An article in the BBC News Business section on 2 July 2012 details that the Government and the SFO are considering whether or not to bring criminal charges against bankers in light of the recent Libor scandal.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis if you have any concerns about this.

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JUN
30

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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