Regina v Basra: CACD 22 Feb 2002

The defendant appealed his sentence for a substantial money laundering offence. The antecedent offence was that of fraudulent evasion of VAT
Held: The maximum sentence for the antecedent offence was seven years, and for the offence under s93A, it was 14 years. The sentence should not be set by reference to the Dosanjh case, since the money laundering provisions were intended to include an element of deterrence. In all the circumstances of this case a sentence of three and a half years would be more appropriate.
Mr Justice Cooke
[2002] 2 Cr App R (S) 100, [2002] EWCA Crim 541, Times 01-Apr-2002
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Dosanjh CACD 1-May-1998
In cases involving repeated, and continuing abuse of the personal import allowances system, courts should pay less attention to mitigating factors. The standards for prison terms for different values and the court gave giuidance as to when . .

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