Maryland man, 23, charged with £300,000 criminal cash conspiracy

The man was sentenced at Barkingside Magistrates' Court. Picture: Ken Mears

The man was sentenced at Barkingside Magistrates' Court. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

A young man from Newham has appeared in court charged with trying to lay his hands on £300,000 in criminal cash.

Rhyss James, 23, of Manbey Grove, Maryland, on Monday appeared for a preliminary hearing at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

He is charged with conspiring with one Shane Hamilton to illegally acquire, use or possess £303,171.71 between August 30 and September 2, 2016.

Mr James also faces a second charge of acquiring, using or possessing criminal property of £32,000 during the period.

He spoke only to confirm personal information.


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Chair of the bench Les Claridge released him on unconditional bail and sent the case for trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on August 13.

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