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Prosecutions for Money Laundering Offences (R008561)

Prosecutions for Money Laundering Offences (R008561)

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 September 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“The number of prosecutions raised for money laundering offences (s327, 328, 329, s330-s332 and s333) categorised by offence and year. Of those, which proceeded to trial and subsequent disposal? I have attach an excel spread sheet that you may find helpful in compiling this information”

I would firstly like to apologise for the time taken to provide you with a response. Your patience during this time has been very much appreciated. As you have been advised, due to the way in which our case management system records information, it has taken longer to collate the requested information than was anticipated.

The information that you have requested is provided at Annex A and ranges from 2009/10 to 2013/14. As agreed in subsequent correspondence, details of related confiscation proceedings have not been provided.

It may assist you to explain that one of the likely reasons for no further action being taken in relation to such charges is because the decision is part of broader plea negotiations whereby the accused offered to plead guilty to other, more serious, offences. 

 

Annex A

Money Laundering Offences POCA 2002 (No. of charges)

Conviction

Not Proven

Not guilty

 

No Further Action

Ongoing

Total Prosecutions Raised

S327 - Concealing

           
2009-10

5

0

7

9

1

22

2010-11

2

0

9

8

0

19

2011-12

13

2

27

5

30

77

2012-13

5

0

21

15

22

63

2013-14

1

0

2

4

15

22

S328 Arrangements

           

2009-10

3

0

2

14

0

19

2010-11

0

0

4

2

0

6

2011-12

1

0

9

3

3

16

2012-13

3

0

3

0

2

8

2013-14

0

0

0

3

1

4

s329 Acquisition, use, possession

           

2009-10

2

0

13

9

1

25

2010-11

3

0

8

11

0

22

2011-12

3

1

10

18

23

55

2012-13

6

0

35

9

10

60

2013-14

3

0

19

6

20

48

s330-332 Failure to disclose

           

2009-10

1

0

0

0

0

1

2010-11

0

0

0

0

0

0

2011-12

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012-13

0

0

0

0

0

0

2013-14

0

0

0

0

0

0

s333A Tipping off

           

2009-10

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010-11

0

0

0

0

0

0

2011-12

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012-13

0

0

0

0

0

0

2013-14

0

0

0

0

0

0