Preston free range egg fraud farmer to pay back £500,000 – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in agriculture, appeals, fraud, news, penalties, sentencing by tracey

‘A farmer who deliberately mislabelled barn eggs as pricier free range ones must pay back his £500,000 profits.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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CoA awards £60k damages against ‘unscrupulous’ fake firm fraudsters – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 18th, 2018 in damages, fraud, law firms, misrepresentation, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that an insurance company is entitled to exemplary damages against fraudsters whose conduct was described as ‘outrageous’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th June 2018

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Prosecutions for white collar crime continue to fall – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2018 in fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A lack of resources for police and prosecutors and the international focus of regulators could be contributing to the falling number of prosecutions for white collar crime in England and Wales, according to international law firm Pinsent Masons.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2018

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Bogus cosmetic surgeon becomes first to be convicted of injecting fake Botox on two women – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, fraud, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

‘A bogus cosmetic surgeon who inflicted grievous bodily harm on two female clients by injecting them with fake Botox has today been jailed for four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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Pair face jail after posing as Grenfell victims to claim £125,000 – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2018 in fire, fraud, immigration, news by sally

‘Two illegal immigrants who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards by posing as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are facing jail.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

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Carroll ‘massively disappointed’ by £200,000 fraud trial collapse – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, fraud, horse racing, news, sport by sally

‘Tony Carroll said on Thursday that the collapse of a six-week fraud trial, which arose from a complaint he made against a former employee, was “a massive disappointment” to him and owners at his Worcestershire yard. The veteran trainer issued a categorical denial of “any suggestion that I directed the defendant’s activity”, which was the contention put forward by James Hamer’s defence team during the trial at Hereford crown court.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

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Fraud trial collapses over disclosure of BHA evidence – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, fraud, horse racing, news, sport by tracey

‘A six-week racing-related fraud case has collapsed after a judge ruled material held by the police and the British Horseracing Authority had not been properly disclosed to the defence. The case arose out of a complaint by the trainer Tony Carroll that he had been defrauded by a former employee, James Hamer, but the defence contended that all relevant cash movements had been carried out at Carroll’s direction.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Murder and fraud: What happened to Carole Packman? – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fraud, insurance, murder, news, parole by sally

‘For years Sam Gillingham believed her mum had walked out on her, but the truth began to emerge when her father tried to fake his own death. Russell Causley is now serving life for his wife’s murder. As his sentence is reviewed by the Parole Board, his daughter fears she may never know why her father murdered her mother.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

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Nearly, but not quite: the difficulties of resisting payment of an on-demand guarantee – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted May 17th, 2018 in banking, construction industry, fraud, guarantees, news by tracey

‘It is notoriously difficult to resist payment following a call on an on-demand guarantee or bond. Generally, nothing less than a seriously arguable case of fraud by the beneficiary will suffice. The stringency of this test is backed by strong policy arguments militating in favour of protecting the integrity of the banking system. However, even where a seriously arguable case of fraud is made out, the balance of convenience may weigh against injunctive relief, as demonstrated recently in Tetronics (International) Ltd v HSBC Bank plc.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 16th May 2018

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Appeal rules against seller’s solicitors in crucial Dreamvar liability case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 16th, 2018 in compensation, conveyancing, fraud, news, sale of land, solicitors by tracey

‘Solicitors representing fraudulent property vendors should share responsibility along with those representing the duped buyers for any resulting losses, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a widely awaited decision.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th May 2018

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Computer hacker who stole customers’ data from hundreds of top companies facing jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in computer crime, conspiracy, drug offences, fraud, news by tracey

‘A computer hacker who stole customers’ data from more than 100 companies worldwide before selling the information to criminals on the dark web is facing years in jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2018

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Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick jailed again – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in confiscation, debts, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster jailed for selling fake bomb detectors to war-torn countries has received two more years in prison for failing to pay back nearly £2m.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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Men jailed for taking £1million as part of pension fund fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in fraud, pensions, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who tricked investors into transferring their pensions to a fake scheme before spending almost £1million of the funds have been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd April 2018

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Companies House lambasted for trumpeting conviction of fraud whistleblower Kevin Brewer – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2018 in costs, fines, fraud, money laundering, news, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Companies House has been lambasted for trumpeting the prosecution of a whistleblower who used Vince Cable’s name to expose a gaping loophole exploited by fraudsters.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2018

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Government to introduce fixed costs for holiday sickness claims “in coming weeks” – Legal Futures

Posted April 13th, 2018 in compensation, costs, fraud, holidays, news by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has met its timetable to introduce fixed recoverable costs for holiday sickness claims, announcing today that they will come into effect “in the coming weeks” and before the summer holiday season.’

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Legal Futures, 13th April 2018

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Conman who targeted grieving families sentence slashed – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A conman who posed as a private detective and targeted grieving families has had his jail term reduced from 10 to six years.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2018

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New limb (g) added to Wimbledon v Vago principles and fraud allegations merit stay – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted April 9th, 2018 in accounts, fraud, intimidation, news, stay of execution, witnesses by tracey

‘Last week, Fraser J handed down his judgment in Gosvenor London Ltd v Aygun UK Ltd, a case in which the defendant (Aygun) was seeking to resist payment of an adjudicator’s award of around £650,000 on the grounds that a substantial part of the award was allegedly derived from fraudulent invoicing of Aygun. In the alternative, Aygun sought a stay on the basis of fraud, alleged witness intimidation and, most importantly, the entirely unsatisfactory nature of the claimant’s (Gosvenor) statutory accounts for 2016/2017 and the unbelievable explanations given on its behalf as to the contents. This combination of factors led the court to conclude it was unlikely that Gosvenor would repay the adjudicator’s award, were it required to do so following a challenge to the adjudicator’s decision in subsequent TCC proceedings.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 4th April 2018

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Benefits fraudster ordered to pay back £190,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 9th, 2018 in benefits, fraud, press releases, proceeds of crime, repayment by tracey

‘A woman who was jailed for making false benefit claims – including lying that she needed 24-hour care – has been ordered to pay back £189,725 to the taxpayer.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th April 2018

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Woman who invented dead husband in Grenfell Tower fraud jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 9th, 2018 in fraud, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who pretended to be the widow of a Grenfell Tower victim so she could claim money and accommodation has been jailed for fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th April 2018

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Hospital locksmith defrauded NHS out of £600k by hiring his own firm to supply goods at marked-up prices – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2018 in fraud, hospitals, London, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The chief locksmith at a major hospital trust defrauded it out of nearly £600,000 by hiring his own supply firm and charging a 1,200 per cent mark-up on goods, a court heard.
Andrew Taylor, who was the main locksmith for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, was found guilty of fraud by abuse of position at Inner London Crown Court and jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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