Four sentenced to a total of 29 years for £98 million tax fraud scheme – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 30th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, taxation by tracey

‘Four men have been sentenced to a total of 29 years imprisonment for their role in an elaborate tax fraud involving the funding of UK film productions. The defendants dishonestly claimed losses had been made so that income tax could be falsely claimed back from HM Revenue and Customs.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th June 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Former housing officer at city council jailed for three years for fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2016 in fraud, homelessness, housing, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former senior housing needs officer at Birmingham City Council has been jailed for three years for fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Supreme Court refuses to hear bid to reinstate dishonesty finding against solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in appeals, fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal against a decision that cleared two solicitors of “dishonest assistance in a breach of trust”, in this case a mortgage fraud.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd June 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Landlord sentenced after admitting conspiring to defraud council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for 12 months after she admitted conspiring to defraud a district council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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When Allegations of Fraud are not Enough – Zenith PI

Posted June 17th, 2016 in default judgments, fraud, news by tracey

‘A default judgment will not be set aside as a matter of course just because arguable fraud is alleged.’

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Zenith PI, 15th June 2016

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

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Civil servant stole £1m from Government to buy a luxury flat – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2016 in civil servants, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A Department for Education manager who defrauded the Government of more than £1m to buy a luxury flat has been jailed after he was turned in by his mother.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Gang jailed over £7m Monopoly money scam – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in counterfeiting, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang of conmen who used Monopoly money to trick jewellery dealers in a £7m scam have been ordered to go to jail.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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From the County Courts – deposits, evictions and introductory tenancies – Nearly Legal

‘Some county court cases reported in the indispensable ‘Housing: Recent Developments’ in Legal Action for May 2016. Cases involve introductory tenancies, deposits, harassment and illegal eviction.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th June 2016

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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Dentist jailed for extracting £1m out of patients and friends in six-year property investment con – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2016 in bankruptcy, dentists, elderly, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

‘A dentist who extracted more than £1 million from patients and friends in property investment con has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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PI lawyers call for independent probe on insurance fraud total – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 6th, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Personal injury lawyers are urging the government to commission independent research about insurance fraud, disputing figures cited by the Ministry of Justice in its call for solicitors to act urgently to tackle the problem.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd June 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Whiplash: George Osborne’s Modest Proposal – Cloisters

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in compensation, consultations, damages, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘In his 2015 autumn statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, announced that to make it “harder for people to claim compensation for exaggerated or fraudulent whiplash claims, the government is ending the right to cash compensation”.[1] The proposal will remove the right of individuals to claim ‘general damages’ for minor whiplash injuries, compensation for injury, pain and suffering. However, the victims of such injury will still have the right to claim compensation for financial losses such as the costs of medical treatment or loss of earnings.’

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Cloisters, 24th May 2016

Source: www.cloisters.com

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Government eyes stronger powers to discipline solicitors as part of insurance fraud crackdown – Legal Futures

Posted May 27th, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The government yesterday accepted recommendations for stronger fining powers for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), a lower burden of proof before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), and the need to introduce further measures to discourage ‘late’ personal injury claims, in the next stage of its crackdown on fraudulent behaviour.’

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Legal Futures, 27th May 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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UK fraud costing ‘£193bn a year’, new study suggests – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2016 in fraud, identity fraud, news, reports, statistics, tax evasion by tracey

‘The annual cost of fraud in the UK has been estimated at £193bn – equal to nearly £3,000 per head of population – according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2016

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Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in complaints, copyright, defamation, fraud, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that they had to delete their review or face a lawsuit over another part of the law: copyright infringement.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Teenage girls given 12 months youth detention over Facebook baby kidnap plot – The Independent

‘Two teenage girls have been sentenced to 12 months youth detention for conspiracy to kidnap babies in September last year.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Four Latvians jailed in UK for exploiting vulnerable migrants – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in fraud, gangs, immigration, marriage, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four members of a Latvian organised crime gang who used vulnerable fellow migrants to launder stolen money and offered their indebted female eastern European workers as brides for hire have been sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison at Huntingdon crown court.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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UK proposes ‘sweeping changes’ to corporate liability for economic crimes – OUT-LAW.com

‘The planned introduction of a new corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent fraud, money laundering and other economic crimes would have an “even bigger impact on businesses than the introduction of the Bribery Act”, a corporate crime expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th May 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

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Agricultural Subsidies – Fraudulent Claims – 36 Bedford Row

Posted May 16th, 2016 in agriculture, EC law, fraud, news by sally

‘This is a very busy time of year for farmers applying for their subsidies under the Basic Payment Scheme. In England the Rural Payment Agency administers the Basic Payment Scheme whereby farmers complete a single application form for farm subsidies. The deadline for 2016 is 16 May 2016.’

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36 Bedford Row, 12th May 2016

Source: www.36property.co.uk

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New plans to tackle corporate fraud – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 13th, 2016 in fraud, money laundering, press releases, tax evasion by tracey

‘New proposals to crack down on “economic crimes” such as fraud and money laundering are to be considered later this year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th  May 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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