HMA v McPhee and Miller

Two men who were found guilty of human trafficking offences have been ordered to pay compensation to the complainers. Mr McPhee and Mr Miller were convicted of violent offences at the High Court. The two men in a Proceeds of Crime action have been ordered to pay back £104,209. With over £13,000 of this being paid to the complainers. It has been made clear the crown could seek further funds from the men in the future. The Procurator Fiscal stated: “The Crown’s role does not stop at prosecution. Even after a conviction is secured, we will use the Proceeds of Crime legislation to confiscate funds from those who do not deserve them.”