Fake Help for Heroes collection ‘soldier’ Liam O’Brien jailed – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2015 in armed forces, charities, fraud, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Wiltshire man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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HMRC Dishonesty Allegation “seriously flawed” – RPC Tax Take

Posted January 15th, 2015 in banking, fraud, HM Revenue & Customs, news, taxation, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘The First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (“FTT”) has ruled, in Citibank NA v Revenue and Customs Commissioners, that HMRC’s pleadings were “seriously flawed”. When alleging fraud against a taxpayer, HMRC must clearly plead that the taxpayer had a dishonest state of mind.’

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RPC Tax Take, 14th January 2015

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Football ‘spot-fixing’ case dropped – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in evidence, fraud, gambling, media, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The case against 13 footballers investigated over alleged spot-fixing has been dropped due to “insufficient evidence”, the CPS has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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National Crime Agency v Robb – WLR Daily

Posted January 14th, 2015 in fraud, law reports, proceeds of crime, victims by tracey

National Crime Agency v Robb; [2014] EWHC 4384 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 1

‘The court gave guidance on the hearing of applications brought by victims of fraud under section 182 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as to the principles to be applied in following and tracing recoverable property obtained by the defendant through unlawful conduct.’

WLR Daily, 23rd December 2014

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Alternative Power Solution Ltd v Central Electricity Board and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 14th, 2015 in fraud, injunctions, law reports, letters of credit, Privy Council by tracey

Alternative Power Solution Ltd v Central Electricity Board and another; [2014] UKPC 31; [2015] WLR (D) 3

‘The test for the grant of an interlocutory injunction to prevent payment under an irrevocable letter of credit on the grounds of fraud was whether it was seriously arguable that, on the material available, the only realistic inference was that (i) the beneficiary could not honestly have believed in the validity of its demands under the letter of credit, and (ii) the bank had been aware of such fraud.’

WLR Daily, 9th September 2014

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Sham marriage stopped after groom uses iPhone translate function to talk to ‘fiancee’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2015 in fraud, gangs, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘Avtar Singh caught after raising suspicions by accessing translation app to communicate with future Czech wife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2015

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Neuberger and Dyson to head seven-judge panel for Coventry – Litigation Futures

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, banking, child abuse, costs, fees, fraud, human rights, injunctions, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, and Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, will head a seven-judge panel for the eagerly awaited Coventry costs hearing on 9 February, it has been announced.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th January 2015

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‘Fake cancer’ woman sentenced for defrauding donors – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2015 in cancer, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A young woman who defrauded friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer has avoided an immediate jail term.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

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Gang involved in £5m mortgage fraud given jail sentences – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang of people who carried out an “audacious” mortgage fraud worth more than £5m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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NHS fraud doctor Anthony Madu avoids prison – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2014 in community service, doctors, fraud, news, sentencing, sick leave, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A gynaecologist who defrauded the NHS out of tens of thousands of pounds working as a locum while off work sick from a Cardiff hospital has avoided prison.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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SFO makes first use of Bribery Act in prosecution for fraudulent UCIS – RPC Financial Services Blog

Posted December 12th, 2014 in bribery, conspiracy, fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Earlier this week three individuals were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court following the first prosecution by the SFO under the Bribery Act 2010. The case hasn’t give us a meaningful judicial interpretation of the Bribery Act, but it does show that the SFO is prepared to use the Act and the case also serves as a further example of the risks of investing through a SIPP into an investment that seems too good to be true.’

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RPC Financial Services Blog, 11th December 2014

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Deaf couple and their son face jail after conning taxpayers out of £900,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2014 in benefits, council tax, disabled persons, fraud, news by sally

‘The couple are said to have funded a luxury lifestyle of holidays and jewellery with ‘scandalous ease’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2014

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Bradford Lidl ‘slip’ fraudster Waheed Iqbal sentenced – BBC News

‘A man who deliberately “slipped” on a wet bag in a supermarket so he could make a £10,000 insurance claim has been given a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2014

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Couple who faked son’s blindness for insurance claim are jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2014 in forgery, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘Former soldier Jeremy Jones and his wife Sally Anne Jones are given 12 months in prison after claiming their son had been blinded in one eye falling off his bike.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2014

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The pitfalls of sale and rent back – New Square Chambers

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, loans, mortgages, news, sale of land, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has confirmed the risks of sale and rent back arrangements in Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd v Scott [2014] UKSC 52. Mrs Scott was the vendor in a sale and rent back. Against her knowledge the purchaser had obtained a mortgage to fund the purchase of her home and defaulted, causing it to be repossessed. She was unsuccessful in arguing that her lease took priority to the mortgage.’

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New Square Chambers, 28th November 2014

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Judge criticises National Crime Agency over collapse of fraud trial – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency has been labelled “incompetent” by an Old Bailey judge after a series of blunders led to the collapse of a £5m trial.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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Ivey v Genting Casinos UK Ltd (trading as Crockfords Club) – WLR Daily

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in contracts, fraud, gambling, law reports by sally

Ivey v Genting Casinos UK Ltd (trading as Crockfords Club) [2014] EWHC 3394 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 504

‘The question whether the conduct of a party to a gaming contract amounted to cheating at common law for the purposes of the civil law, thereby breaching an implied term in the contract that the player would not cheat, was to be determined by the court applying an objective standard to the conduct complained of.’

WLR Daily, 8th October 2014

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Nurse faked having baby by ‘borrowing’ friend’s child – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in birth, forgery, fraud, imprisonment, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘Court hears how Charmaine Wilson tricked Liam Griffiths into believing drunken one-night stand led to the birth of a baby boy’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2014

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New powers to tackle sham marriage announced – Home Office

Posted December 1st, 2014 in civil partnerships, fraud, immigration, marriage, press releases, registrars by tracey

‘Home Office will have more time to investigate suspected sham marriages.’

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Home Office, 25th November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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A spectacularly Misleading Case – nested in a real one – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Hamblen J observed that “the facts…are so extraordinary that they could have come from one of A.P. Herbert’s “Misleading Cases”. Yes indeed. A solicitor decided to make up three years of litigation, writing some fake judgments, pretending to instruct barristers, and churning out fictitious correspondence.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th November 2014

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