R v Bloor (2015)

Paul Raudnitz and Katherine Lloyd acted for Jeffrey Bloor, accused of involvement in a multi-million pound horse-racing betting and bloodstock fraud.

Six others had previously been convicted, resulting in sentences ranging from 21 months to 7 years. Mr Bloor, a Brighton based businessman and former Director of Worthing FC, had been named as a “most-wanted” suspect in Operation Zygos – a National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers joint operation targeting alleged fugitives to Northern Cyprus. After Mr Bloor’s negotiated return to the UK in July 2014, he was due to be tried on conspiracy charges on 21st September 2015. Following eleventh-hour negotiations, the Prosecution agreed to accept a plea to a lesser charge of money-laundering. On 22nd September Mr Bloor received a suspended sentence. Paul Raudnitz and Katherine Lloyd were instructed by Mark Bowen of Shearman Bowen and Co.

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