UK government seeks to increase sanctions enforcement powers

The UK government has introduced legislation to Parliament that, if passed, would increase the available prison sentences for financial sanctions violations and create new powers for the Treasury to impose civil fines on those it believes to have committed a sanctions breach. Sections 89 and 90 of The Policing and Crime Bill increase the available sentence for most sanctions violations,...

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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