The circumstances in which a money laundering offense may also constitute a substantive criminal offense was the subject of a UK Supreme Court decision last week.
A copy of the Supreme Court’s opinion in R v GH  UKSC 24 is here.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) provides that money laundering includes dealing with property known “or suspected” to constitute or represent a benefit from criminal conduct. Sections 327-329, the main provisions (aside from tipping off and reporting obligations in the regulated sector), respectively deal with concealment and transfer of property; arrangements facilitating possession or control of property and acquisition, use or control of property.
The original article can be found at www.fcpablog.com