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JUL
11

Another E-Crime Instruction

Miles Herman has been instructed to represent an individual facing two charges of conspiracy to defraud UK banks and other financial institutions, and using articles in the commission of fraud.

It is alleged in this matter that the individual has been involved in offences relating to the obtaining, dissemination and use of compromised financial data for the purpose of committing accounts to take over fraud. The allegations date back to 2011, and the matter is being investigated by the Police Central E-Crime Unit on the Metropolitan Police.

Miles has a wealth of experience in dealing with cases of this nature, and this instruction is one of the many he has undertaken in this specialist area of fraud and computer-related crime. If you need any advice or assistance please contact Miles Herman or use our online enquiry form.

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OCT
04

New Fraud Instruction

Miles Herman has been instructed in a multi-handed fraud matter.

The client has been charged with conspiracy to defraud United Kingdom banks and/or financial institutions and/or customers, by dishonesty accessing bank accounts for the purposes of making fraudulent transfers from such accounts.

The Police Central E-Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police is investigating the theft of over £1,000,000.00 carried out by means of unauthorised access to a personal bank account.

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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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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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