Fraud Sentencing – Have your say

Thing is, if U Jail the Bankers, U also have to Jail, the Govt, Dept Of Justice & Medical System.
In that I’m all for it for the tyranny they have done to the disabled

UK Criminal Law Blog

Introduction

Bankers. Good or bad? Well, I think we all have views on that. Bernie Madoff got 150 years in prison for his fraud (given the way that parole works in the USA, he will be eligible for release when he is 201). Is that crazy sentencing, or does it send a proper signal out for fraudsters?

The Court of Appeal has recently signalled a willingness to give higher sentences for financial crime. On a more formalised basis, the Sentencing Guidelines Council have issued a consultation on sentencing for fraud offences.

What are they looking at?

The consultation homepage has links to all the material that you would need to respond.

They are seeking views relating to sentencing for the following categories of offences:

  • Fraud (general)
  • Revenue fraud
  • Benefit fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Bribery

They will be looking at ancillary offences as well as corporate offenders (as in companies that commit…

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