Ancient Greek relic looted from Libya to be returned – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 2nd, 2015 in artistic works, assets recovery, fraud, HM Revenue & Customs, news by sally

‘Judge orders the 4ft marble statue smuggled into Britain in 2011 was “unlawfully excavated”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2015

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Police action against City fraudsters starts to show results, but civil action remains best for victims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 27th, 2015 in civil justice, fraud, London, news by sally

‘A multi-agency anti-fraud operation led by City of London Police is beginning to show results, with “dozens of people arrested” and two providers of serviced office space fined in relation to investment frauds based out of addresses in the financial district, according to press reports.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2015

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Man who posed as legal adviser jailed after trading standards prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2015 in benefits, fraud, guilty pleas, McKenzie friends, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Biggleswade man who made more than £5,000 after advertising his services as a professional McKenzie friend has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of multiple trading standards and housing benefits offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st August 2015

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Supreme Court to decide whether insurers can reopen settlements made with “eyes wide open” – Litigation Futures

Posted August 17th, 2015 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Supreme Court is to rule on whether an insurer can reopen a settled case to revive an allegation of fraud.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th August 2015

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Eric Pickles to lead electoral fraud investigation into ‘rotten boroughs’ after Tower Hamlets scandal – The Independent

Posted August 14th, 2015 in corruption, elections, fraud, inquiries, news by tracey

‘An investigation into electoral fraud in “rotten boroughs” across the country is being launched in response to the Tower Hamlets corruption scandal. It will be led by the former Cabinet minister, Sir Eric Pickles, who was appointed the government’s anti-corruption tsar by David Cameron after the election.’

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The Independent, 13th August 2015

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Model jailed for false whiplash claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2015 in contempt of court, fraud, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘A model and semi-professional footballer has this week been jailed for two months for making up a personal injury claim.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2015

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High Court: up to directors to prove they took ‘every step’ to minimise potential loss to creditors – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 10th, 2015 in bankruptcy, company directors, fraud, insolvency, interpretation, liquidators, news by sally

‘It is up to the directors of an insolvent company to prove that they took “every step” to minimise the potential loss to creditors as soon as they knew that the company could not reasonably avoid liquidation, the High Court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2015

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14 years in jail for Libor rigging? The judge makes a persuasive case – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2015 in banking, extradition, fraud, interest, news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

‘Yes, Tom Hayes was given a bigger sentence than a rapist might get – but it seems to be in keeping with sentencing guidelines and the principle of deterrence.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2015

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Former City trader Tom Hayes given 14-year sentence for Libor rigging – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2015 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news, sentencing by sally

‘Former City trader Tom Hayes has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after becoming the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging the Libor interest rate.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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Jailed: Evesham gran stole more than £500,000 from boss – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2015 in fraud, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A “trusted” grandmother has been jailed for three years after stealing more than £500,000 to fund her lifestyle with a younger man.’
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BBC News, 3rd August 2015

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The Right to be Forgotten and the County Court – Panopticon

‘The right to be forgotten is beginning to generate some litigation, albeit not yet with any blaze of glory. Following on from the attempt to judicially review the ICO for refusing to try and enforce an individual’s complaint that his data rights were being breached (see here), earlier this week a claimant failed to get his right to be forgotten claim to fly before the Nottingham County Court.’

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Panopticon, 31st July 2015

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Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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Wine fraudster who duped doctor out of £500,000 is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, fraud, news, ombudsmen, sentencing by sally

‘The conman fooled even ‘experienced’ investors by promising 50pc returns. But victims could have been alerted had they checked an official database.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2015

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Challenging fraudulent judgments – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in evidence, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘To set aside a judgment on the grounds of fraud, is it necessary to show that the evidence of fraud was unavailable at the trial and could not have been obtained with reasonablediligence? In May 2015, two High Court Judges gave totally contradictory answers to this question. ‘

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Radcliffe Chambers, 15th June 2015

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Libor trial: jury considers verdict in Tom Hayes case – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2015 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, news by sally

‘The jury in the trial of former trader Tom Hayes, who is charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud by manipulating global Libor interest rates, has retired to consider its verdict.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2015

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Fake locum doctor sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who pretended to be a qualified doctor has been sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court to six years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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Former employee found guilty over Morrisons data theft – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Andrew Skelton, a former employee of Morrisons supermarket has today (17 July) been found guilty of fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data. He has been sentenced to eight years at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to stealing personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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CPS seize £40,000 from canoe fraudster John Darwin – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 16th, 2015 in fraud, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has recovered £40,000 from John Darwin, who was found guilty of deception in 2008 with his wife over a life insurance scam. He faked his own death and was reported missing in a canoe in the sea off Seaton Carew in March 2002. Meanwhile, his wife collected hundreds of thousands of pounds in life insurance payouts, with John Darwin hiding in the marital home.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th July 2015

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Former Ukip MEP sentenced to five years in prison for expenses fraud – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in expenses, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Ashley Mote, who submitted bogus European parliamentary expenses claims of almost £500,000, ‘lied and lied’ throughout his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2015

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Judge was wrong to accuse solicitors of exaggerating bill, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court was wrong to strike out a claim over unpaid fees brought by a firm of solicitors on the basis of alleged exaggeration and inaccurate sums, without hearing any witnesses, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th July 2015

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