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Prosecutors Win Bid To Boost Forfeiture In Tax Evasion Case

Law360, London (March 11, 2019, 8:04 PM GMT) -- A criminal appeals court in London has upped the sum a convicted money launderer must return to authorities for evading income taxes for a decade to include £38,000 ($49,000) he gave his girlfriend to buy a house, while ruling the decision doesn't have to make her homeless.  

Three judges sitting for the Court of Appeal said Friday that increasing the amount of money Peter E. Morrison must pay back will not necessarily mean his girlfriend, who has two children, will be homeless.

The appellate court overturned a Manchester Crown Court ruling not to include the sum in a £1,923 confiscation order entered...

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