Top UK Court To Eye Disproportionate Confiscation Orders

By Richard Crump (December 21, 2021, 2:00 PM GMT) -- The U.K. Supreme Court has granted permission for prosecutors to challenge an appellate decision quashing a confiscation order against a charity boss convicted of fraud, in a case that will weigh the point at which it becomes disproportionate to force a defendant to pay up.

The Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking to overturn a Court of Appeal ruling that found it was not proportionate to confiscate the earnings of the chief executive of a hospice who made dishonest statements about his qualifications and experience when he was appointed. The highest court gave the go-ahead on Monday.

Jon Andrewes, who was...

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