Crime should not pay and in my professional opinion and with a successful professional investigation to trace these criminal’s assets the CPS can repay the stolen money
(PRWEB UK) 23 April 2013
According to the Independent report by Jonathan Owen more than half a billion pounds owed remain unpaid, despite threat of additional jail term. Some of Britain’s wealthiest convicted criminals, including major fraudsters, drug dealers and money launderers have escaped paying fines according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Criminals can hide their assets in a number of ways, such as transferring them into names of relatives, friends or companies abroad.
The Independent report goes on to say that former Home Secretary David Blunkett, who bought in the Proceeds of crime act (Poca) said: “The act has not been implemented effectively... We need much more joined-up thinking on policy.”
After serving their original sentence, criminals can face another jail sentence of up to 10 years if they fail to repay the money they owe. This default sentence has not been served by many of the criminals. George McGill, head of CPS’s organised crime division said: “Criminals go to extraordinary a length to conceal the proceeds of their crimes from the police… The CPS is able to confiscate these assets only once the police have located them.”
Private investigator Manchester, Private Detectives Manchester offer asset investigation services and have had a large success for clients, particularly in divorce situations where a spouse is withholding assets. In some cases surveillance is used to check for expensive vehicles and property that the target has not revealed to the court. As the report suggests locating assets of high profile criminals can be time consuming and difficult but with the perseverance of the investigators involved the owed money can be repaid.
Spokesperson from Private Detectives Manchester, Mary Rogers said:
“Crime should not pay and in my professional opinion and with a successful professional investigation to trace these criminal’s assets the CPS can repay the stolen money.”
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