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Guidance

Duties and responsibilities under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

This advice explains how operators can make sure they and their employees comply with their obligations under The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

  1. Contents
  2. Part 1 - Introduction and summary of the advice
  3. 10 - Failing to report (nominated officer)

10 - Failing to report (nominated officer)

POCA creates an offence of failing to report suspicious activity (failure to disclose). Where a person nominated by the operator to receive disclosures fails to comply with the obligation to make a report to the NCA as soon as practicable after the information is received, that person is open to criminal prosecution.

Warning The criminal sanction under POCA is a prison term of up to five years and/or a fine.

The offence of failing to report is discussed in Failing to report (nominated officer) of this advice.

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