*Beezadhur v Independent Commission against Corruption and another

Criminal law – Money laundering. The appellant was convicted of offences under the Financial and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2002 in Mauritius. The Supreme Court of Mauritius dismissed his appeal on the grounds that he bore the burden of establishing the 'business activities' exemption and that that exemption did not apply. The Privy Council, in dismissing the appellant's appeal, held that, on the ordinary meaning of 'business activities', the appellant's activities were not within it. Further, the Supreme Court had been right to hold that it had been for the appellant to show that the transaction had been within one of the exempt categories.

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