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Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x, 25th November, 2016. 18.00 GMT

FROM BRITISH COURTS | 30

had been charged and found guilty of possessing criminal property.

During the course of the trial the precise amount of crimininal property
Mr Zaman was charged with having had in his possession was modified
slightly as evidence became clearer.

Both men had faced charges of money laundering, and were found
guilty on Tuesday.

Following the sentencing his honour commended all counsel for the
focused, professional work; he commended also detective constables
Tony Chapman and A. Nuttall for their competence, as well as two traf-
fic police officers, whose alertness in 2012 played a significant part in
uncovering the criminality tested in the trial involving Mr Naveed Zaman
and Mr Aamer Ali, and which ended 16th August, 2016.

Sentencing when simple arithmetic
is not the touchstone

Report 4 of 4 covering the same trial.
By Helen Gavaghan at Bradford, Crown Court.

9th September, 2016
Three prison sentences - two custodial, and one suspended - were
handed down today by His Honour Judge Roger Thomas QC, the record-
er of Bradford Crown Court, for the parts Amir Amin (39), Mark Turner
(52) and Mohammed Zaheer (36 - suspended sentence) played in a
large money laundering enterprise, part of which resulted in £144,350.00
leaving Mr Amin's account for Hong Kong. The three men are from
Halifax in the UK.

His honour took as his starting point the guidelines for fraud, but then
said that simple arithmetic, "... is not in my judgement the way for-
ward. I need to stand back from the guidelines, and look at the real
criminality."

Judge Thomas sentenced Mr Amin to 2.5 years in prison, and Mr Turner
to two. Both were taken immediately into custody, while Mr Zaheer left
the dock to begin his suspended sentence. Mr Zaheer was

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Issue 4 (October - December), 2016. Volume VII. Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x.

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