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R v Reynolds

Lloyd's Law Reporter Financial Crime

R v Reynolds

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) [2017] EWCA Crim 1455, Lord Justice Gross and Mr Justice Gilbart, and His Honour Judge Aubrey QC (Sitting as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division), 4 May; 6 October 2017

Confiscation - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, sections 7, 76 - Corruption in public sector contracting - Benefit from criminal conduct - Proportionality - Valuation of benefit - Whether benefit measured by turnover, profit, or victim's loss - Enforcement against joint obtainers of benefit

The four defendants (M, V, S and X) were convicted of offences relating to corruption in public contracting. Two of the defendants (M and V) had been employees of a county council. V and X had been directors of a supplier company, GPL, and S had represented GPL in its dealings with the council. Over a six-year period, GPL had been paid £381,978 for the supply of highway blades by the council, and had virtually no other customers. There had been no complaint regarding the quality of goods supplied.

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