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SENTENCING - Controlled drugs and substances - Possession of proceeds of crime - Laundering proceeds - Particular sanctions - Conditional sentence - Sentencing considerations - Deterrence - Denunciation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 8:07 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from the sentence of a conditional discharge and three years’ probation imposed on the respondent for possession of proceeds of crime and money laundering. The respondent’s husband was a significant supplier of illegal drugs. The illegal activities financed the respondent’s extravagant lifestyle. The respondent alleged she did not know that the money and assets were obtained illegally. The combined incomes of the respondent and her husband were nowhere near sufficient to afford the assets and lifestyle the couple enjoyed. The respondent did...