R v Gopee

Contempt of Court – Breach of court order. The present case was the deliberate and repeated flouting of a court order by a sophisticated defendant who had committed similar breaches of the order in contempt of court in the past. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal against his sentence of 15 months' imprisonment for a second finding of contempt of court. The contempt had arisen from the defendant's continued breaches of a restraint order made pursuant to a criminal investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority into unregulated and illegal money lending businesses operated by him.

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