Wrongly convicted Post Office workers to get up to £100,000 interim payouts – The Guardian

‘Post Office workers who have had their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting – the result of computing errors – quashed will each get an interim compensation payment of up to £100,000 the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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British businessman Mike Lynch faces extradition to US – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in extradition, fraud, government departments, news by sally

‘The British tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch should be extradited to the US to face criminal fraud charges, a London judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Appeal court quashes 12 more convictions in Post Office IT scandal – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2021 in appeals, computer programs, false accounting, fraud, news, postal service by sally

‘The court of appeal has cleared 12 more former post office operators who were wrongly convicted of offences because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2021

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Fraudster jailed for duping over 200 victims in million-pound fake car sales scam – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A fraudster posing as a car salesman has been jailed today (16 July 2021) for defrauding over 200 unsuspecting car buyers out of more than one million pounds.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th July 2021

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Post Office Horizon scandal: More subpostmasters cleared – BBC News

‘The Court of Appeal has cleared 12 more former subpostmasters who were wrongly convicted of offences during the Post Office Horizon scandal.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2021

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Calls for legal review of UK welfare screening system which factors in age – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2021 in age discrimination, equality, fraud, local government, news by michael

‘An automated system that screens welfare claimants for signs they might commit fraud or error has based its verdicts in part on applicants’ age, it has emerged, sparking calls for a review of whether the system is legal.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2021

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Former trader jailed for defrauding pensioners – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former stockbroker has been jailed for defrauding two pensioners out of nearly £34,000.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Court refuses to block potential claim against solicitors over fees – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has refused to issue an order to prevent a high-profile collapsed company’s investors from trying in the future to reclaim the legal fees paid by its boss in defending him from a civil claim.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2021

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Dana Twidale: Wedding planner jailed for £57,000 fraud – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2021 in fraud, imprisonment, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A wedding planner who conned would-be brides and grooms out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for five years.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2021

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Former senior NHS Manager jailed for defrauding the taxpayer – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, hospitals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former senior manager for the NHS was jailed on Wednesday having defrauded hundreds of thousands of pounds from a hospital trust where he worked.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2021

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Wednesbury man sentenced to six months in jail for fabricating personal injury claim against local authority – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 29th, 2021 in fraud, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘Walsall Council has prosecuted a man for dishonestly bringing a claim worth £55,000 in damages and legal costs after making what the judge called an “entirely fictitious” personal injury claim against the local authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2021

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Anti-money laundering expert convicted of siphoning criminal money abroad – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 25th, 2021 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, money laundering, news by tracey

‘The former chairman of a UK group that represents the payment services industry has been convicted today (23 June 2021) of laundering the proceeds of an investment fraud worth £850,000 and involving more than 60 victims.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th June 2021

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UK regulator warns Google about accepting scam adverts – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2021 in advertising, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The City regulator has warned it will take legal action against Google and social media companies if they continue to accept advertisements for online financial scams that have flourished during the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2021

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Romance fraud reports soar by 40% during coronavirus pandemic, says Which? – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2021 in coronavirus, fraud, internet, news, statistics by tracey

‘Romance scam reports have soared during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Which? The consumer group’s analysis of Action Fraud data found romance fraud reports were up by 40% in the year to April 2021, compared with the previous year, with more than 7,500 reported scams.’

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The Independent, 11th June 2021

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Aram Sheibani: International drugs boss with luxury lifestyle jailed – BBC News

‘A man who was the “very head” of a large-scale international drugs conspiracy with links to Colombia has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2021

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English court has ‘broad jurisdiction’ to grant access to documents – OUT-LAW.com

‘A recent decision by the High Court of England and Wales highlights the breadth of its jurisdiction to grant access to documents that have been referred to in a public hearing, according to experts at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2021

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“Abusive” claim against lawyers in Jarndyce-style litigation struck out – Legal Futures

‘A High Court judge has struck out a £58m unlawful means conspiracy claim against a law firm, four solicitors and a QC, which she described as “structurally fatally flawed, abusive and lacking in pleadable substance”.’

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Legal Futures, 25th May 2021

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Statutory inquiry announced for sub-postmaster scandal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2021 in computer programs, false accounting, fraud, inquiries, news, postal service by tracey

‘The government has acceded to calls to put the inquiry into the Post Office scandal on a statutory footing – but several questions are likely to be left unanswered for the wrongfully convicted sub-postmasters.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th May 2021

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COVID-19 fraudster jailed for mass cyber scam – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A COVID-19 fraudster has been jailed today (19 May 2021) for using fake digital messages to trick people into providing bank details to receive a vaccine.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th May 2021

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Online safety bill ‘will fail to protect millions from cloned websites and ad scams’ – The Guardian

‘The UK government’s online safety bill will “fail to protect millions” by leaving people at risk of falling victim to cloned websites and adverts paid for by fraudsters, experts warned this week.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2021

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