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A 16 year has been areested and on bail for suspicion of

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A 16 year has been areested and on bail for suspicion of money laundering. He got under the influence of criminsls to give details for money to be transferred this 16 year old gave his friend details but later he grassed him to the police that he is the victim
Assistant: Does he have any upcoming court dates on the money laundering charges?
Customer: No
Assistant: Where did the money laundering occur?
Customer: Never areested first time
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

How can I help with this please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My son has been under the influence of some criminals via social media to take part in money laundering

Yes, I've seen your post.

What would you like to know about this?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A friend of his asked if he could help get him some money so my son who is 16 told him that there is a way on social media and all he has to do is give his bank details
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
These bank details were passed onto the crimials who then transferred amount of 5000 to his acount and later asked to withdraw and give them the money

Ok, so is he in police custody?

What do you want to know?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
But as they went to the b
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
As they went to the bank they the lad was refused the amount so the criminals asked him to transfer to a payee setup already through online banking
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
He chose to tranafer to his sisters account so they asked his siater to give the 5000 she refused and called police
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A month later after investigation my son got arrested for suspicion of money laundering and is on bail
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My son was not in the bank at amytime, no money has gone through his account, but his friend hasgrassed him to the police telling them that it was my son
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My son has no details of who these criminals are only through social media.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I wanted a brief idea of what kind of trouble he is facing
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My son was seen on Cctv in the area at the time crime happened but not once seen with either the victim or criminals
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
basically it is his friends statement the police have

Thank you.

It rather depends on the wider conspiracy and his involvement but these are serious offences. He does have youth on his side but it is still not a good place to be.

Does he have a solicitor already?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
We are told until he is not charged we do not need a solicitor
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
When my son was interviewed he said no comment throughout his interview

Right, too late to do anything about that now.

Where are you roughly in the country?

If he said no comment then he must have had a solicitor?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
We had a duty solicitor
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Based in london

Oh ok. So he is represented then.

Did he fill out a legal aid form with the duty solicitor?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
we did

Then he does have a solicitor.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

That is what he needs to do.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What is the worst scenaria in this kind of case?

Custody. These are serous offences.

He does have age on his side though

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you explain what you mean by cystody?


But it depends upon how extensive the wider conspiracy is.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No laundering money has gone through his account no cash has been exchanged just his friends word against his
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My son has to do a ID parade becase the descriotion given by his friend does not match the CCTV

Yes, but money laundering is never charged alone.

He should probably do the ID parade.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
roughly how many charges is he looking at

I can't really assess that in this forum. I haven't seen the case against him.

I would imagine just one charge of money laundering.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you , it has helped make a few things clear

No problem and all the best.

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