High Court ruling outlines extraordinary scale of allegations against Blavo & Co – Legal Futures

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in disclosure, fraud, law firms, legal aid, mental health, news, statistics by sally

‘A High Court judge has said there is a “strongly arguable case” that collapsed firm Blavo & Co, formerly the UK’s leading mental health practice, made “many thousands” of false legal aid claims.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2016

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‘Cash for crash’: 81 sentenced in fake car accidents scam – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in accidents, closed circuit television, compensation, fraud, inquiries, insurance, news by tracey

‘Garage in south Wales faked accidents in its yards so that bogus insurance and compensation claims totalling £750,000 could be made.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

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Libor trial: Five brokers found not guilty of helping to rig rates – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2016 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news by sally

‘Five former brokers, who were accused of helping the convicted trader Tom Hayes to rig benchmark interest rates, have walked free after a jury acquitted them.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2016

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Refusal and revocation of British citizenship for dishonest conduct – Free Movement

Posted January 20th, 2016 in asylum, citizenship, deceit, fraud, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘In another reminder that British citizenship can be refused on the basis of past dishonest conduct we have the case of R (on the application of Rushiti & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 3931 (Admin). This one dates back a few months but I’m afraid I only just found it in my drafts folder. It involves two linked cases, both of which are further examples of Albanians entering the UK and pretending to be Kosovar, eventually obtaining immigration status then applying for British citizenship.’

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Free Movement, 18th January 2016

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The “Investment Mis-Selling” Controversy – What Should Footballers do Next? – Littleton Chambers

Posted January 12th, 2016 in financial regulation, fraud, negligence, news, sport by sally

‘This article by Daniel Northall was first produced for and published by LawinSport.com . Daniel examines the legal implications of the recent controversy1 concerning the mis-selling of investments2 to high net worth individuals, notably footballers.3 Specifically, it explores the nature of the problem, including the investments made, how they might come to be mis-sold, and the avenues available to a footballer who has sustained substantial losses through mis-sold investments. It will be particularly relevant to footballers and their professional advisors.’

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Littleton Chambers, 12th January 2016

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David Bedenham Discusses a Recent FTT Decision Relating to Carbon Credit Missing Trader Fraud and Assessment Time Limits – 11 KBW

Posted January 12th, 2016 in emissions trading, fraud, news, time limits, tribunals by sally

‘Missing trader (or ‘MTIC’) fraud has blighted various trade sectors from mobile phones and CPUs to platinum and carbon credits. It is in the latter sector that we have seen some of the largest denials of input tax based on the Kittel principle.’

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11 KBW, 5th January 2016

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Sham bride whose crime ‘struck at heart of immigration system’ is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 12th, 2016 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘Babysitter who claimed she was pressured into taking part in sham marriage to man in Blackburn is sentenced to six months in prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2016

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Dating website fraudsters jailed over £1.6m scam – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who conned a woman out of £1.6m by using a fictional character to contact her on a dating website have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2016

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Crash for cash: Five more guilty over insurance scam – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2015 in fraud, insurance, news, road traffic by tracey

‘Five people have been found guilty over the biggest car insurance fraud investigation in the UK. They were convicted of making six insurance claims worth £144,000 between 2009 and 2011. Two were found not guilty.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2015

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When might deportation orders be revoked before 10 years is up? – Free Movement

‘The facts of Secretary of State for the Home Department v ZP (India) [2015] EWCA Civ 1197 involved some of the worst breaches of immigration law ever seen in a reported decision: overstaying a visit visa in 2002 then organising and taking part in sham marriages, fleeing abroad in 2003 when detected and being convicted in her absence and then re-entering the UK in a false identity in 2005, obtaining settlement in this false identity in 2007 and then on detection being convicted again for breaches of immigration law and, after serving her sentence, being deported in 2009.’

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Free Movement, 14th December 2015

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Gang guilty over £600,000 phone scam against pensioners – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2015 in conspiracy, elderly, fraud, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Four men have been convicted over a phone scam carried out across the south of England that defrauded 18 pensioners out of a total of £600,000.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2015

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‘Fake duke’ Alex Wood jailed for London hotels fraud – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2015 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster who posed as the 12th Duke of Marlborough, racking up hotel bills of almost £12,000, has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2015

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Court of Appeal rules burden for proving sham marriage rests with Home Office – Free Movement

‘The Court of Appeal has reiterated that the burden of proof for proving whether a marriage is a sham for immigration law purposes rests with the Home Office. The case is Agho v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1198 and it confirms the obiter remarks of former President Blake in the earlier tribunal case of Entry Clearance Officer, Nicosia v Papajorgji [2012] UKUT 00038 (IAC) (FM post: New case law on meaning of genuine and subsisting marriage).’

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Free Movement, 9th December 2015

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Worker stole nearly £500,000 of council funds to pay for lavish wedding – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, care workers, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A finance officer in one of London’s poorest boroughs has been jailed after she defrauded the council of almost £500,000, paying for a lavish wedding, a honeymoon in Dubai and extensive home renovations.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes denied fair trial, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in appeals, banking, codes of practice, conspiracy, fines, fraud, juries, news, standards by sally

‘Th judge who sentenced a former trader to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to rig Libor blocked the defence from presenting key evidence about a banking industry that routinely flouted rules, the court of appeal has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Four defendants, including a senior NHS manager, convicted of defrauding or conspiring to defraud the NHS of over £3m – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 1st, 2015 in fraud, health, money laundering, press releases by tracey

‘Four defendants have been convicted at Leeds Crown Court of money laundering and fraud offences. The main defendant, Neil Wood, was a senior manager within NHS England, responsible for assessing and providing training for NHS managers. The other defendants were friends, associates and family members of Mr Wood.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th November 2015

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Regina (Hysaj and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted November 30th, 2015 in citizenship, fraud, impersonation, law reports by sally

Regina (Hysaj and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1195; [2015] WLR (D) 482

‘In a case of impersonation where a person had fraudulently made false representations about his own identity and that fraud was material to the grant of naturalisation, the grant of nationality was a nullity.’

WLR Daily, 26th November 2015

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Court to rule on first proposed deferred prosecution agreement in the UK on Monday – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 30th, 2015 in deferred prosecution agreements, financial regulation, fraud, news by sally

‘A court in London is expected to decide on Monday whether to approve a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) provisionally put in place by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Standard Bank.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2015

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Care worker spared jail after defrauding elderly couple of their savings – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2015 in care workers, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by tracey

‘An elderly man with dementia spent his final days in a residential home separated from his wife of 63 years after their care worker defrauded them of their savings.

Yeoman, 27, was found guilty at Bristol crown court of one count of theft and 12 of fraud but she walked free with a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2015

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