Best man who swindled £8,000 from stag party jailed for 20 months – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A best man who swindled a groom and his friends out of almost £8,000, failed to book flights for a stag do and lied about having terminal cancer has been jailed for 20 months.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Police to hire law firms to tackle cyber criminals in radical pilot project – The Guardian

‘Private law firms will be hired by police to pursue criminal suspects for profit, under a radical new scheme to target cyber criminals and fraudsters.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Brexit, risk mitigation & corporate crime – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 12th, 2016 in bribery, corruption, EC law, fraud, money laundering, news, referendums, sanctions, warrants by sally

‘After the shock waves felt as a result of the Brexit vote, how should companies deal with corporate governance and criminal risk issues? What should companies be monitoring as they await changes that will take place once the Brexit Article 50 trigger is pulled?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th August 2016

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Six found guilty of corruption in relation to Royal Household contracts – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 10th, 2016 in conspiracy, contracts, corruption, fraud, press releases, royal family by tracey

‘Following two trials at Southwark Crown Court, Ronald Harper, former Deputy Property Manager within the Royal Household, has been found guilty of conspiracy to make corrupt payments.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th August 2016

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Tribunal clears two solicitors of unwittingly enabling mortgage fraud – Legal Futures

Posted August 9th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has cleared two solicitors of being unwitting parties to a mortgage fraud, saying that once the mortgagor’s solicitor had been sanctioned in 2015, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should not have continued its case against them as the purchaser’s advisers.’

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Legal Futures, 9th August 2016

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What lies do to claims – the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Twin doses of dishonesty in the Supreme Court, last month. Both raised dilemmas for the SC trying to steer a principled way (in different circumstances) towards determining the cost of lying.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2016

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Serious Fraud Office starts Airbus inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2016 in aircraft, airlines, bribery, consultations, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has confirmed that it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the commercial airline business of Airbus, the defence and aviation firm. The investigation into potential criminal dealings in the sale of commercial planes was launched in July but revealed at the weekend by the European manufacturer.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2016

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Funeral director Alison Pople stole £14k charity donations – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2016 in burials and cremation, charities, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by Mark L

‘A funeral director who stole money donated by grieving families to charities in memory of their loved ones has been handed a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2016

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More than 30 fake UK universities closed by watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in fraud, news, trade descriptions, universities by tracey

‘More than 30 fake UK universities have been shut down in the past year as concern grows about students being mis-sold fraudulent degrees.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2016

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Cybercriminal “Sir King Cash” ordered to pay back over half a million pounds – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Fraudster Sean Benson, who went by the screen name “Sir King Cash”, has been ordered to pay back £554,000 by a judge at Southwark Crown Court. Benson now has three months in which to pay back the money or face a further five years in jail. All of the money will be paid back to the victims of the fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th July 2016

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‘Fraud unravels all’: landmark Supreme Court ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 28th, 2016 in appeals, costs, deceit, fees, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by tracey

‘In a landmark ruling for lawyers and insurers, the Supreme Court has paved the way for personal injury settlements to be successfully challenged if the claimant is subsequently found to have lied.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th July 2016

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The fight against fraud – New Law Journal

‘“Fundamental dishonesty” and other measures, outlined by Denise Brosnan.’

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New Law Journal, 26th July 2016

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Excluding a party from Court in fraudulent claims – Zenith PI Blog

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, road traffic, witnesses by sally

‘There is a common trend in County Courts up and down the country for witnesses to be excluded from the courtroom during the evidence of another witness and/or a party when there are allegations of fraud or collusion, commonly in relation to a road traffic accident. The pragmatic rationale for such an approach is quite clear- if witness X hears what the Claimant says in cross examination, X may tailor his or her evidence to be consistent with that of the Claimant in a bid to bolster the case.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 22nd July 2016

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Record sentence handed down in environmental prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in environmental protection, fraud, news, sentencing, waste by sally

‘A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven years and six months for £2.2m fraud involving recycled electrical waste following an Environment Agency investigation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th July 2016

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Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, fraud, news, statistics by sally

‘Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics has said.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2016

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‘Collateral’ lies need not spoil insurance claims, rules Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, shipping law, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lying on an insurance claim should not necessarily invalidate it, the Supreme Court has said, in a judgement likely to affect all household policies.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2016

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Judge admonished over fraud finding and exclusion of claimant – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2016 in appeals, dismissal, fraud, judges, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was wrong to exclude claimants from parts of their own county court hearing – but concluded their case was still right to be dismissed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2016

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Pair found guilty of stealing nearly £700,000 from the RHS – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in charities, conspiracy, fraud, news, theft by sally

‘Two people have been convicted of stealing almost £700,000 from the Royal Horticultural Society over the course of a decade.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Hanningfield acquitted of expenses fraud after parliament intervenes with court – The Guardian

‘Former Tory peer accused of submitting false expenses has been formally acquitted after parliament made an unexpected intervention in the case. Lord Hanningfield, who served a jail sentence for expenses fraud in 2011, was accused in Southwark crown court of claiming around £3,300 in House of Lords allowances in July 2013 to which he was not entitled.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Whose fair trial prevails? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 18th, 2016 in appeals, conspiracy, fraud, human rights, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘Two people say they owned motorbikes which they kept outside their house – until, it is said, the bikes were mown down by the defendant’s car, a collision which their witness claimed to have seen. The car’s insurers said that the claim was fraudulent and it was all a conspiracy. The judge agreed it was a fraud, whereas the Court of Appeal disagreed – but still disallowed the claim because, the CA said, the owners had not proved their case.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th July 2016

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