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”.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette. 24th July 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off

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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

BBC news, 17th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 12th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Independent, 7th July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

‘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.’

Full story

BBC News, 4th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 3rd July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Independent, 3rd July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 27th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’


Full story

The Guardian, 23rd June 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full text

Home Office, 19th June 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off

Regina (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc and others) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners; Regina (First Stop Wholesale Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Regina (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc and others) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners: Regina (First Stop Wholesale Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners: [2014] UKSC 34; [2014] WLR (D) 262

‘Although customs could only exercise the power under section 139(1) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 to detain goods when those goods were actually liable to forfeiture, they had a general power to detain goods which was ancillary to their power to examine them and conduct and investigation to ascertain whether they were so liable.’

WLR Daily, 11th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

Regina v Ahmad and another; Regina v Fields and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Ahmad and another: Regina v Fields and others: [2014] UKSC 36; [2014] WLR (D) 264

‘Where the court, in confiscation proceedings, found that the benefit of the relevant criminal conduct had been jointly obtained, each defendant was liable for the whole of the amount of the benefit and no apportionment was to be made between the co-defendants. However, to avoid double recovery by the state, where there was finding of joint obtaining, so that the confiscation order in respect of each defendant was made for the value of the whole benefit, the order would contain the condition that it would not to be enforced to the extent that a sum had been recovered by way of satisfaction of another confiscation order made in relation to the same joint benefit.’

WLR Daily, 18th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

Immigration inspector warns of rise in proxy marriage misuse – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2014 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news by tracey

‘The chief inspector of borders has warned of increasing abuse of overseas “proxy marriages”, at which neither party is present at the ceremony, as a way to subvert British immigration rules.’

Full story

The Guardian, 19th June 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

R (Appellant) v Ahmad and another (Respndents); R (Respondent) v Fields and others (Appellants) – Supreme Court

R (Appellant) v Ahmad and another (Respndents); R (Respondent) v Fields and others (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 36 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th June 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Comments Off

Businessman jailed for fraud after faking own death – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2014 in debts, fraud, insurance, news, sentencing by sally

‘Debt-ridden businessman Sanjay Kumar faked his own death to claim millions of pounds in life insurance.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Bootle benefits fraud woman ‘invented’ six children – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, social security by sally

‘A woman who invented six children in order to claim extra state benefits, has been jailed for a year.’

Full story

BBC News, 16th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off