BAE Systems fined for Tanzania accounting offence – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2010 in false accounting, fines, fraud, news by sally

“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”

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BBC News, 21st December 2010

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Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Chaytor and others [2010] UKSC 52; [2010] WLR (D) 311

“Parliamentary privilege did not pose any bar to the prosecution of defendants charged with false accounting who, while serving Members of Parliament, made claims for expenses and allowances to the Fees Office of the House of Commons.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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MPs’ expenses case to be heard by Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2010 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliamentary privilege, Supreme Court by sally

“Three former Labour MPs facing criminal trials over expenses-fiddling allegations have been cleared to go to the Supreme Court in their bid to have the charges thrown out.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2010

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Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2010 in bail, electronic monitoring, false accounting, fraud, fugitive offenders, news, theft by sally

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

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Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, law reports, parliamentary privilege by sally

Regina v Chaytor and others; 2010] EWCA Crim 1910; [2010] WLR (D) 218

“Parliamentary privilege or immunity from criminal prosecution did not attach, and never had attached, to ordinary criminal activities by members of Parliament.”

WLR Daily, 2nd  August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Expenses: Court denies accused defence of parliamentary privilege – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“Three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer accused of fiddling their expenses face criminal trials after the court of appeal ruled that parliamentary privilege did not protect them from prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

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Ex-Labour MPs and Tory peer lose expenses appeals – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2010 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, fraud, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“Three former Labour MPs and an ex-Tory peer facing expenses fraud allegations have lost appeals over a ruling that they are not protected by parliamentary privilege from prosecution.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2010

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Rogue City broker jailed over unauthorised £3m trading – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2010 in false accounting, gambling, news, sentencing by sally

“A City trader has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after making £3m-worth of unauthorised trades.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

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Ex-MPs and peer on expenses charges ‘not above the law’ – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2010 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“An appeal brought by three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer facing trial over allegations that they fiddled their expenses was not an attempt to ‘take them above the law’, three of the country’s top judges heard today.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2010

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Ex Labour MPs and Tory peer lose expenses ruling – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2010 in expenses, false accounting, fraud, news, parliament, parliamentary privilege by sally

Three former MPs and a peer are set to stand trial over expenses fraud allegations after a judge ruled they could not claim parliamentary privilege to stop prosecution.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2010

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Woman who ran ‘lucrative’ brothel jailed – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2010 in false accounting, identity fraud, news, prostitution by sally

“A 48-year-old mother who ran a ‘busy and successful’ brothel was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

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New parliamentary expenses evidence passed to CPS – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, expenses, false accounting, news, theft by sally

“Scotland Yard passed a new file of evidence against a Parliamentarian suspected of abusing expenses to prosecutors today.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2010

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Regina v Lancaster – WLR Daily

Posted March 5th, 2010 in appeals, benefits, false accounting, law reports, theft by sally

Regina v Lancaster [2010] EWCA Crim 370; [2010] WLR (D) 63

“Where a person was charged with an offence of falsifying a document made or required for an accounting purpose, by omitting a material particular from that document, contrary to s 17 of the Theft Act 1968, the omitted particular was to be regarded as material if it had the effect that the document was liable to mislead in a way which was significant, or in a way which mattered.”

WLR Daily, 4th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Three Labour MPs and one Tory peer face expenses abuse charges – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2010 in expenses, false accounting, news by sally

“Three Labour MPs and a Tory peer will face criminal charges over alleged abuses of their expenses, it was announced today.”

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The Guardian, 5th February 2010

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DPP due to announce MPs’ expenses charges decision – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2010 in expenses, false accounting, news by sally

“Prosecutors are due to reveal whether they intend to bring criminal charges against six MPs and peers over their expenses claims.”

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BBC News, 5th February 2010

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Law firm probe clients contacted – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2010 in false accounting, law firms, news by sally

“Letters are being sent to clients of a firm of solicitors which was shut down in an investigation into claims of dishonesty and account irregularities.”

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BBC News, 4th January 2010

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Former MEP Tom Wise faces jail over expenses fiddle – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2009 in expenses, false accounting, fraud, news by sally

“Wise, 61, who first represented Ukip before turning independent, spent a year channelling taxpayers’ cash into a bank account he secretly controlled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2009

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Expenses: in the spirit of the rules? – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament by sally

“A police investigation into the MPs expenses scandal will swiftly identify false accounting as the criminal offence most likely to have been committed by the most egregious of the SW1 claimants.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

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Man jailed for NHS smoking scam – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2008 in false accounting, news, sentencing by sally

“A modern day ‘Walter Mitty’ who stole £90,000 posing as an NHS no-smoking advisor, has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2008

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