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

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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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Notice period doubled from next spring for all marriages and civil partnerships – Free Movement

Posted November 25th, 2014 in civil partnerships, fraud, immigration, marriage, news, notification by sally

‘It has been announced today [24 November] by Minister for Security and Immigration James Brokenshire that Part 4 of the Immigration Act 2014 is to be brought into full effect on 2 March 2015. This amends the procedure for marriage and civil partnership for everyone (not just foreign nationals) and creates new powers for duties to report sham marriages and the investigation and preventing of sham marriages.’

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Free Movement, 24th November 2014

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Lancashire sham marriages: Manchester gang jailed – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2014 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A Manchester gang which set up sham weddings between Pakistani grooms and Portuguese brides has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2014

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JJB Sports boss Christopher Ronnie guilty of £1m fraud – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2014 in communicating false information, fraud, news by tracey

‘The former chief executive of JJB Sports has been convicted of accepting more than £1m in backhanders.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2014

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The “extraordinary” tale of the lawyer who faked his client’s litigation – Legal Futures

Posted November 20th, 2014 in documents, fraud, news, setting aside, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has set aside an order made against a litigant after it emerged that his solicitor had duped him by conducting “fictitious” litigation that included faked judgments and telephone conferences involving the impersonation of his senior partner and of leading counsel.’

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Legal Futures, 20th November 2014

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted November 18th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, financial provision, fraud, news by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week during October.’

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Family Law Week, 14th November 2014

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Sham marriage organiser jailed and bogus brides sentenced – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2014 in fraud, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who arranged sham marriages in Wales to help non-EU nationals obtain visas has been jailed for two years and nine months.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2014

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Liverpool family jailed for £200,000 benefit fraud – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A woman who claimed she was too ill to walk, yet was filmed surfing in Australia and swimming with dolphins, has been jailed for benefit fraud.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2014

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GP jailed for dodging £185,000 in tax claimed he ‘wasn’t good with numbers’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in assets recovery, doctors, fraud, news, remuneration, sentencing, tax evasion by tracey

‘A Maserati-driving doctor who lied about his salary to dodge paying £185,000 in tax and live a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 18 months. Dr Michael Summer, 46, earned more than £750,000 yet paid tax and national insurance on only half that amount.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2014

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