ECJ Says Tax Evader Can Be Charged With Money Laundering

By Matt Thompson (September 2, 2021, 7:09 PM BST) -- European Union law does not stop the perpetrator of a criminal tax offense from being prosecuted for subsequently laundering the money gained from the crime, the European Court of Justice said Thursday in a preliminary ruling.

Europe's highest court has said in a preliminary ruling that the bloc's law does not prevent the perpetrator of a criminal tax offense from being prosecuted for then laundering the money. (iStock) The ruling came in response to a request for an opinion as to whether provisions that prevent a person from being prosecuted over the same offense twice prevent someone who has engaged in...

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