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Daniel Harman Secures Acquittal in Duty Evasion Case at Liverpool Crown Court Valued at Over Half a Million Pounds

by Kenworthy's Chambers 30/04/2018

Daniel Harman secured an acquittal for his client following an 8-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court involving 1.9 million counterfeit cigarettes valued at over half a million pounds. Mr Harman's client and two co-defendants, were charged with dealing with goods with fraudulent intent, contrary to section 170(1)(b) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and Possessing Criminal Property, contrary to section 329(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The jury found Mr Harman's client not guilty on all counts.