Gang jailed for stealing bank card details worth £16m – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for between 21 and 64 months for stealing bank card details potentially worth up to £16m from more than 60,000 people in the UK and abroad.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2014

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City firms face massive disclosure challenge after privilege ruling – Litigation Futures

‘Three City firms – Clyde & Co, Stephenson Harwood and Addleshaw Goddard – face a combined disclosure exercise which could last for months and cost £2.5m after a High Court ruling on legal professional privilege.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th August 2014

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Regina v Rogers (Bradley) and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 5th, 2014 in fraud, jurisdiction, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime by sally

Regina v Rogers (Bradley) and others [2014] EWCA Crim 1680; [2014] WLR (D) 362

‘Both the provisions relating to money laundering contained in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier authority provided jurisdiction in the English courts to cover an allegation of converting criminal property obtained by fraud in the United Kingdom by a person living and working in Spain who permitted the money to be received into his Spanish bank account and then withdrawn from it.’

WLR Daily, 1st August 2014

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Whiplash assessment report fees cut to tackle fake claims – BBC News

‘Medical assessment fees for people who claim they have suffered whiplash are to be cut in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2014

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NHS worker jailed over theft of £642,000 earmarked for cancer drugs – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘An NHS worker who played an integral role in a fraud that diverted more than half a million pounds from a world-leading cancer hospital has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Help for Heroes conman who pocketed £300,000 in charity donations to face ‘lengthy’ jail sentence – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2014 in bail, charities, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who tricked the public into donating £300,000 of pounds to the armed forces charity Help for Heroes, only to pocket the money himself, has been told by a judge he faces a “lengthy” prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2014

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Lords agree ‘fundamental dishonesty’ clause – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 25th, 2014 in bills, compensation, fraud, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Peers have agreed to a clause in proposed legislation that gives courts the power to dismiss personal injury claims where the claimant has been “fundamentally dishonest”.’

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Law Society’s Gazette. 24th July 2014

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Regina v Jones (Nicholas) – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in bad character, conspiracy, evidence, fraud, law reports, witnesses by michael

Regina v Jones (Nicholas) [2014] WLR (D)  319

‘A finding by a tribunal that an expert’s evidence was not as objective and independent as it might have been was not evidence of bad character with sections 98 and 112 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 16th July 2014

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Electoral Commission ‘failed to probe crooked Lib Dem donor’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in elections, fraud, maladministration, news, ombudsmen, political parties by tracey

‘The Electoral Commission is refusing to apologise after a watchdog ruled it had failed to properly investigate a Lib Dem donor later convicted of fraud.’

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BBC news, 17th July 2014

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Farmer Michael Wilmot jailed over red diesel fraud in Lincolnshire – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing, tax evasion by sally

‘A farmer described as the leader of a gang that organised and ran a “sophisticated” fuel and VAT tax fraud has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2014

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Bookkeeper jailed for stealing £2m to buy property empire – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, accountants, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘Mirriam Clark is jailed after building up a property empire in England and Zambia and sending her children to private school with stolen money.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2014

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Copycat government websites targeted in crackdown on hoaxers – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2014 in complaints, consumer protection, fees, fraud, internet, news, passports by sally

‘A crackdown on hoaxers who trick people out of money via copycat government websites has been launched as the Coalition takes action following thousands of complaints over the practice.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2014

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‘Pitiless’ Cardiff builders given jail sentences – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2014 in conspiracy, construction industry, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Rogue builders who scammed older people out of over £70,000 have been given jail terms at Newport Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2014

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British soldier with mental disorder extradited to US – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2014 in armed forces, extradition, fraud, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by tracey

‘A British soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder said he had been disowned by the British government as he was extradited to the United States on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2014

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Jail for gang who conned Clacton and Colchester pensioners out of £1m – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang of five rogue traders who conned elderly men and women in Essex out of more than £1m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2014

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Students told they face jail for lying on their CV – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in employment, fraud, news, universities by sally

‘Fraud prevention officers have sent a new guide to every university in the country warning students they could face jail for telling “white lies” on their CVs to make them more impressive.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2014

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CPS fraud couple ordered to pay back £300,000 – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2014 in assets recovery, Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, news, sentencing, taxis by sally

‘A couple who were jailed for conning the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) out of more than £1m have been ordered to pay back in excess of £300,000 by a court.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2014

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Woman who took selfies next to dead body cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, fraud, murder, news, photography, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering a former teacher, but a woman who took selfies next to the corpse has been cleared.’


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The Guardian, 23rd June 2014

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Sham marriages ‘double in four years’, Home Office figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2014 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected sham marriages being reported by registrars has doubled in four years, official Home Office figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

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The Rights of European Citizens and their Spouses to Come to the UK: Inspecting the Application Process and the Tackling of Abuse – Home Office

Posted June 20th, 2014 in EC law, fraud, immigration, marriage, press releases by tracey

‘An inspection of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Home Office’s handling of this European casework by John Vine CBE QPM, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.’

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Home Office, 19th June 2014

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