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Criminal Justice Act 1987

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Conspiracy to defraud

12Charges of and penalty for conspiracy to defraud

(1)If—

(a)a person agrees with any other person or persons that a course of conduct shall be pursued; and

(b)that course of conduct will necessarily amount to or involve the commission of any offence or offences by one or more of the parties to the agreement if the agreement is carried out in accordance with their intentions,

the fact that it will do so shall not preclude a charge of conspiracy to defraud being brought against any of them in respect of the agreement.

(2)In section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1977, the words from "and" to the end are hereby repealed.

(3)A person guilty of conspiracy to defraud is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or a fine or both.

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