ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE ATTRACTIVE TO USE A CONSPIRACY CHARGE A PROSECUTION CAN COME UNSTUCK IF ONE FRAMES A SINGLE CONSPIRACY CHARGE TOO WIDELY

A post from Corker Bining on 15 May considers the above, saying that the SFO and other criminal law enforcement bodies in England and Wales often charge offences of conspiracy – as opposed to substantive offences – when prosecuting groups of defendants accused of financial crimes.  The post cautions that, however attractive it may be to secure certain advantages by prosecuting a conspiracy, a prosecution can come unstuck if a broad-brush approach results in framing a single conspiracy charge too widely – and 2 recent decisions illustrate what can go wrong when prosecutors ignore or misunderstand the fundamental legal principles of conspiracies.

https://www.corkerbinning.com/when-criminal-conspiracies-come-unstuck/

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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