University worker offered forged degrees in return for spanking sessions – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in conspiracy, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A University of Bath registrar who offered forged degrees to young black women in exchange for spanking sessions to satisfy his sexual fetishes has avoided jail at court.”

Full story

The Independent, 2nd February 2010


Legal adviser duped couples into thinking they were divorced – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2010 in forgery, fraud, legal profession, news by sally

“A legal adviser tricked two estranged couples into believing they had been divorced in order to pocket their fees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2010


Solicitor to be sentenced after stealing £90,000 from blind widow – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 4th, 2009 in forgery, news, solicitors, theft by sally

“A Black Country solicitor faces jail after stealing £90,000 from a blind widow and spending the money on luxury items including a pedigree ‘teacup’ chihuahua.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd December 2009


Citizenship ceremony conman jailed – UK Border Agency

Posted September 30th, 2009 in citizenship, forgery, fraud, press releases by sally

“The mastermind behind a fake document scam which raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds from immigrants seeking to stay in the United Kingdom has today been jailed for four-and-half years after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 29th September 2009


Masood and others v Zahoor and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2009 in forgery, law reports, pleadings, striking out by sally

 Masood and others v Zahoor and others [2009] EWCA 650; [2009] WLR (D) 231

“Where a claimant relied on a forged document he forfeited the right to have an adjudication of his claim, and it was irrelevant that the defendant also relied on forged documents. There was no weighing or balancing exercise to be carried out.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 2009


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Broker escapes jail over forged FSA applications – The Times

Posted November 18th, 2008 in financial advice, financial regulation, forgery, news, prosecutions by sally

“The first person to be prosecuted by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over falsifying an application for authorisation to sell financial products has been given a suspended sentence.”

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The Times, 18th November 2008


Man sues over jail ‘error’ claim – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2008 in forgery, news, passports, prisons, young offenders by sally

“An immigrant who was sent to an adult prison because he lied about his age on a fake passport is suing the Home Office for ‘unlawful detainment’.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2008


‘Fakeproof’ e-passport is cloned in minutes – The Times

Posted August 6th, 2008 in forgery, news, passports by sally

“New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports.”

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The Times, 6th August 2008


Forged autographs: Graeme Walker and Faisal Madani jailed for sales con – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2008 in forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“Two conmen who forged and sold the autographs of some of Britain’s biggest sports stars were jailed yesterday.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008


Woman cautioned after sailing under Facebook-acquired certificate –

Posted February 26th, 2008 in forgery, internet, news by sally

“A woman who hired a yacht using a certificate she downloaded from Facebook has been questioned by police and cautioned under the Fraud Act.”

Full story, 26th February 2008


Sporting memorabilia were worthless fakes, court is told – The Times

Posted February 8th, 2008 in forgery, news by sally

“Sports fans were conned into spending thousands of pounds on forged autographs of their heroes, including a fake Michael Owen cup final shirt and signed photographs of David Beckham and Jonny Wilkinson, Chester Crown Court was told yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 8th February 2008


82-year-old art forger sentenced – Reuters

Posted November 17th, 2007 in artistic works, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An octogenarian woman and her son were sentenced on Friday for one of the largest, longest lasting and most diverse art scams ever in Britain, forging paintings, sculptures, carvings and statues.”

Full story

Reuters, 16th November 2007