02 December 2007

POCA - I may have been too hasty

In my analysis of POCA 2002 (see below) and a money laundering offence having been committed by Abrahams and the Labour Party in their breach of PPERA, I forgot that there is now a de minimis level of offence before POCA kicks in - I think (and I need to check, and will update this when I have) that the original offence needs to carry a penalty of more than one year's (maybe two) imprisonment. The breaches of the PPERA would only carry a penalty of 1 year, so in that case POCA would not be engaged.