White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com,, 31st July 2017

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Subpostmasters fight to clear names in theft and false accounting case – The Guardian

‘More than 1,000 subpostmasters who claim they were wrongly accused of theft or false accounting could join a class action against the Post Office to clear their names.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Greedy treasurer jailed for selling sea rescue charity’s lifeboat on eBay – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2017 in abuse of position of trust, charities, false accounting, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “greedy” treasurer sank her own sea rescue charity after selling its lifeboat on eBay.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2017

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New crackdown on corporate economic crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 17th, 2017 in consultations, false accounting, fraud, money laundering, press releases by tracey

‘New laws will be considered as part of a crackdown on corporate economic crime, ministers announced today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th January 2017

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Lawyers divided on new white-collar crime offences – Law Society’s Gazette

‘US-style ‘vicarious liability’ and new ‘failure to prevent’ offences are under consideration in long-awaited government proposals to reform the law on corporate criminal liability published today. Initial reaction from corporate crime specialists was divided, with some lawyers seeing the proposals as a climb-down while others described them as a new burden on business.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th January 2017

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Court of Appeal to refer City law firm to SRA and DPP after revoking £500,000 costs order – Legal Futures

‘The criminal division of the Court of Appeal has taken the unusual step of announcing its intention to refer a City law firm to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2017

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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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Cambridge University bursar jailed for stealing £300,000 to fund bingo addiction – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2015 in accountants, false accounting, fraud, gambling, news, sentencing, theft, universities by sally

‘A woman who stole nearly £300,000 from one of Cambridge’s most famous colleges as she squandered more than £6 million on bingo has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2015

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Bigamist avoids jail over £900,000 inheritance tax fraud – Daily Telegraph

“Ayse Akgun was convicted for trying to make a fraudulent claim on her second husband’s £2.6 million estate when he died.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2013

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Disgraced peer Lord Hanningfield wins damages from Essex Police over arrest – The Independent

Posted February 15th, 2013 in damages, expenses, false accounting, news, police, warrants by sally

“A former Tory peer who was jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal has won £3,500 damages from Essex Police.”

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The Independent, 15th February 2013

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£1.4bn UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli jailed for 7 years for UK’s largest ever fraud – The Independent

Posted November 20th, 2012 in banking, false accounting, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A rogue trader who carried out the UK’s largest ever fraud, losing £1.4 billion in bad deals which nearly brought down a major international bank, was jailed for seven years today.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2012

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Margaret Moran received £53,000 in bogus MP expenses, jury finds -The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2012 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, supervision orders by sally

“Margaret Moran, former Labour MP for Luton South, received more than £53,000 in fraudulent expenses, a jury has found, despite her being mentally unfit to stand trial.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

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City trader Nicholas Levene gets 13-year sentence for £32m Ponzi scam – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in confiscation, false accounting, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“He was the very embodiment of the flash City trader – a self-made millionaire who rode the wave of the 1980s big bang to become a financial player famed for throwing lavish parties attended by celebrities and leading business figures.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Peers jailed for expenses fraud ordered to pay back £188,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in expenses, false accounting, fraud, news, peerages & dignities, repayment by sally

“Two Tory peers jailed for fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds of parliamentary expenses have been ordered to pay back £188,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2012

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Asil Nadir jailed for ten years for ‘theft on a grand scale’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in false accounting, fraud, news, sentencing, Serious Fraud Office, theft by sally

“Former fugitive Asil Nadir has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of stealing more than £28 million from his Polly Peck business empire.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2012

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Banker Lorna Keary jailed for £127,000 fraud – The Independent

Posted March 12th, 2012 in banking, confiscation, false accounting, fraud, loans, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A bank manager has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of siphoning off tens of thousands of pounds to fund her lifestyle.”

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The Independent, 9th March 2012

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MPs’ expenses: Margaret Moran ‘not fit to stand trial’, court told – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, fitness to plead, mental health, news, parliament by tracey

“Judge to decide on whether former Labour MP accused of falsely claiming £80,000 expenses should face trial.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011

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MPs’ expenses: jailed trio ordered to pay back legal costs – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2011 in costs, expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, repayment by tracey

“Three former Labour MPs who were jailed for fiddling their expenses have been ordered to pay back a total of £125,000 – less than half of the money spent on their court cases.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2011

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Two peers jailed for expenses fraud facing Lords ban – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by tracey

“Two peers convicted of expenses fraud should be suspended from the House of Lords, a key committee has said.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2011

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Children’s charity fraudster Howard Rose jailed – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2011 in abuse of position of trust, false accounting, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A ‘heartless’ charity administrator who took more than £76,000 from a fund for sick children has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2011

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