The defendant appealed against his convictions for converting the proceeds of crime. He had allowed money taken in fraud by another to be paid through his bank account. He denied he had any knowledge of the fact that they were criminal proceeds and he had not himself been involved in any conversion.
Held: The appeal failed. The fact that the person paying the money in was converting the sums received did not mean that the person whose account was being used was not also converting the money.
Rix LJ, Griffith Williams J
Times 26-Jun-2009,  EWCA Crim 1697,  1 Cr App Rep 6,  Crim LR 309,  Lloyd’s Rep FC 626,  1 WLR 694
England and Wales
Updated: 30 July 2022; Ref: scu.371868