In the Media

Hundreds convicted of money laundering may be released

PUBLISHED June 8, 2005

Hundreds of criminals accused of money laundering or handling stolen goods could be freed from prison after judges upheld the appeals of four men accused of a £171m drugs conspiracy.

The ruling yesterday is expected to have wider implications for similar conspiracy cases in which the Crown has failed to show that the defendant knew money or a stolen item was a proceed of a crime.