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Old 31 March 2008, 08:25   #1
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Crompton cleared

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Just saw this article

"A MAN accused of setting up a company to continue the work of a couple who supplied high speed boats to international drug smugglers has been found not guilty."

I must say I am pleased he got off - with all the crazy new laws on money laundering etc they are trying to criminalise everyone. a few years ago the bloke would have won a queen's Award for Export!!!
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Old 31 March 2008, 09:29   #2
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http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news...-of.3930455.jp

Just saw this article

"A MAN accused of setting up a company to continue the work of a couple who supplied high speed boats to international drug smugglers has been found not guilty."

I must say I am pleased he got off - with all the crazy new laws on money laundering etc they are trying to criminalise everyone. a few years ago the bloke would have won a queen's Award for Export!!!
Wonder if customs will have to pay him for all the kit they sold....
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Old 31 March 2008, 09:47   #3
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I hope so they seem to think they are above the law. Remember the time they were illegally seizing people's cars on booze cruises even though the people weren't breaking the law? Even the ferry companies ended up taking them to court!!!
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Wonder if we will have to pay him for all the kit they sold....
Fixed it for ya.
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It's a great verdict for smugglers everywhere.

Did anyone notice Mrs. Sarkozy smuggling peanuts into Windsor Castle?
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Wonder if customs will have to pay him for all the kit they sold....
I doubt they have sold any of his/Nautexco's property in relation to this as it would likely have been evidence in the case and not declared as the proceeds of crime prior to the conclusions of the case.

CP's thread title was a bit misleading as Crompton weren't cleared, Nautexco/Ian Rush were. Presumably any kit sold by customs was Crompton/Neil Davidon/Ellen George property.
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CP's thread title was a bit misleading as Crompton weren't cleared...
Indeed... Ellen George pleaded guilty to money laundering, and is awaiting sentencing, Davison is reported to be still on bail awaiting trial for drug smuggling offences.
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Ellen George sentenced

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amazing. you got 1.5 million of drug money in your house and you get a two year suspended sentence after a 5 year customs investigation. to say nothing of defrauding the revenue for big bucks.
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Her defence was that she thought she was selling the boats to tobacco smugglers, the court heard. She said she did as she was told by her partner and was not any good at accounting.
So that's all right then.

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you got 1.5 million of drug money in your house
and that was just the tip of the iceberg. I trust the 142 properties in Lowestoft have all been sold by HMRC. Must be good for 10-15million.
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