‘Pyramid scheme’ operation sees six women convicted – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2014 in consumer protection, fraud, news, reporting restrictions, women by tracey

‘Six women have been convicted of operating a “pyramid” scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Guilty, the man who conned his brother out of £1.5m inheritance – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2014 in families, forgery, fraud, insurance, news, probate, trusts by sally

‘Peter Howes forged the signature of his brother and mother, cashed in life insurance policies and siphoned off the proceeds of the sale of the £1m family home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2014

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Match.com conmen: two men found guilty of dating website scam – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, internet, money laundering, news by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of money laundering over a dating website scam that targeted single women looking for love online.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2014

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Government agrees to set up Food Crime Unit following Elliott Review – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 8th, 2014 in consumer protection, food, fraud, health & safety, news, quality assurance by sally

‘A new Food Crime Unit is to be set up after the Government accepted all of the recommendations of the Elliott report on food integrity and assurance of food supply networks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th September 2014

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Fraud divorce case goes to Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The ex-wife of a businessman who claims her former husband cheated her out of millions in their divorce settlement has won the right to take her case to the Supreme Court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th September 2014

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Attorney General’s keynote address to the 32nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on Tuesday 2 September 2014 – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 5th, 2014 in banking, financial regulation, fraud, interest, speeches by tracey

‘A speech given by the Attorney General to the 32nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime – delivered on 1st September 2014 at Jesus College Cambridge.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 5th September 2014

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NHS heart expert and three colleagues jailed for £1m fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2014 in company directors, conspiracy, disqualification, fraud, health, news, sentencing by sally

‘John Mulholland who has an international reputation and is published widely in academic journals, billed the NHS £1.1 million for work that was never done.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2014

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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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