Regina v McKinnon: CACD 19 Jan 2004

The defendant had taken obscene images within the UK, then exported them to the US where they were sold to subscribers, including subscribers within the UK. He appealed a confiscation order.
Held: It was not necessary that the money be derived directly from criminal activity in the UK. A power of confiscation would arise in the US. The criminal conspiracy to publish an obscene article and its actual publication had taken place within the UK.


Lord Justice Scott Baker, Mr Justice McKinnon and Judge Gordon


Gazette 25-Mar-2004


Criminal Justice Act 1988 71(4)


England and Wales

Criminal Practice

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.199729