PDS Advocacy Unit

The prosecution claimed that K was a party to a major international banking fraud that had secured well in excess of £150 million for the fraudsters. K’s role was said to be that of a trainer of persons who were used to contact and defraud the victims and also as a money launderer involved in dissipating the large sums of money gained in the fraud.

John and Gerry considered the large number of papers in the case and decided that an application to dismiss should be made as certain crucial evidence had not been obtained by the prosecution.

At the first hearing of the application the prosecution were granted an adjournment in order to obtain the evidence they needed. Further evidence was served but both John and Gerry advised that the application to dismiss should nevertheless continue. At the renewed hearing the prosecution finally conceded the point and all the charges were dismissed and the defendant released from custody.