Forensic Accountancy Reports
When a person has been arrested for any criminal lifestyle offence, the police are usually investigating the defendants account history. If the defendant is convicted of a criminal offence and the criteria is met this is usually followed by a coniscaiton order. We understand sympathy is quite hard to come by; when someone is found guilty of profiting through illegal activities there are often calls for them to be stripped of every penny to their name.
But in proceeds of crime cases – wherein a court attempts to recover the amount one has benefited financially from criminal acts – adopting a fair and balanced approach is extremely important. That is why a forensic accountant are so often called upon in cases such as this, because they rely on facts and figures to determine the course of justice.
Whether it is someone selling illegal products or services in tandem with a legitimate business – such as an online pharmaceutical trader also selling fake viagra – or an individual accused of having hidden assets acquired through fraud, forensic accounting can play a pivotal role in uncovering just how much money ought to be paid back in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).
We can instructed to prepare an expert accounting report on behalf of a Defendant to clearly show what assets or money have been amassed through perfectly legal channels and which come through illegal gains.
The figures suggested by prosecutors can sometimes be massively inaccurate, double counted or embellished in the attempt to enforce justice. Our experts The experts have aproven track record of reducing these sums dramatically by producing clear, detailed and evidence-based reports for court, which ensure only the correct amount is repaid during a proceeds of crime case.
We can help assist individuals, companies, lawyers, barristers and accountants in conducting a full investigation into accounts to ensure a fair settlement for the prosecution or defendant.
Our expert can assist with the following matters
- drug trafficking,
- obtaining by deception,
- Benefit fraud,
- fraudulent trading,
- false accounting,
- mortgage, hire purchase or loan fraud,
- money laundering,
- confiscation and restraint,
- civil recovery,
- evasion of duty,
- evasion of tax,
- Companies Act offences, and
- Insolvency Act offences.