Coronavirus: ‘Lower priority’ crime cases put on hold – BBC News

‘Suspected fraudsters and gangsters should not be charged during the coronavirus outbreak to avoid “clogging up” courts, new guidance recommends.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2020

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Defendant jailed for five years after defrauding council of nearly £32k through Grenfell subletting claim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2020 in accidents, fire, fraud, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who claimed to be a Grenfell Tower resident who was in hospital recovering from surgery when he was actually in prison at the time, has been convicted of fraud and jailed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd March 2020

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Legal aid fraud trial stopped as barristers self-isolate – Legal Futures

Posted March 24th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, delay, fraud, health, legal aid, live link evidence, news, solicitors by sally

‘The trial of nine lawyers over an alleged plot to scam £11m from the legal aid system was abandoned last Friday after several counsel withdrew to self-isolate.’

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Legal Futures, 24th March 2020

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Fake Lord’s cricket card: James Lattimer fined £10k – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2020 in community service, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A fraudster faked a dead man’s membership card to use as a “passport to a prestigious world” and get the best seats at Lord’s cricket ground.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2020

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Defendant sentenced after being caught on CCTV injuring himself to claim against housing association – Local Government Lawyer

‘A man has been sentenced after CCTV caught him purposely banging his knee five times on a paving stone in order to make a fake injury claim against a housing association.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2020

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Tech enthusiast jailed for selling pirated blockbuster films – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 9th, 2020 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, piracy, sentencing by tracey

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th March 2020

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Two jailed for Grenfell Tower-related fraud – Metropolitan Police

Posted March 6th, 2020 in accidents, fire, fraud, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A couple who claimed to be living in the flat of a deceased Grenfell Tower resident at the time of the fire have been convicted of fraud.’

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Metropolitan Police, 5th March 2020

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Former Barclays executives cleared of fraud charges – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2020 in banking, fraud, news by sally

‘Three former top Barclays executives have been cleared of fraud charges linked to how the bank raised billions from Qatar in the financial crisis.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2020

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Boris Johnson to hold inquiry into scandal of subpostmasters accused of fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2020 in fraud, inquiries, news, postal service by tracey

‘The Government will commit to holding an independent inquiry following a legal ruling affecting hundreds of subpostmasters, Boris Johnson has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2020

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The Court of Appeal provides guidance on unexplained wealth orders in NCA v Hajiyeva – 5 SAH

‘Sarah Wood provides her Corporate Crime analysis for Lexis Nexis PSL in relation to recent case of NCA v Hajiyeva: Mrs Hajiyeva’s case attracted a great deal of publicity when the unexplained wealth order (UWO) was imposed upon her in February 2018. Known for her lavish spending in Harrods, her case caught the interest of the press—not least as it was the first UWO to have been obtained.’

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5 SAH, 25th February 2020

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Trading standards wins landmark prosecution of ticket touts – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 21st, 2020 in computer crime, consumer protection, fraud, news by sally

‘Yorkshire trading standards officers have helped to secure the first successful prosecution against a company fraudulently reselling event tickets on a large scale.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th February 2020

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BT account scammers jailed for £358k fraud – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2020 in computer crime, conspiracy, electronic mail, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘Scammers who infiltrated BT customer accounts as part of a “sophisticated” £358,000 fraud have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2020

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Fraudulent Non-Disclosure Claim in Property Joint Venture Case Fails – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 19th, 2020 in chambers articles, conspiracy, disclosure, fiduciary duty, fraud, joint ventures, news by sally

‘The claimant (Mr Russell) was one of four individuals involved in a joint venture property development business. The parties entered into a joint venture agreement which obliged them to act with good faith towards each other, in certain limited respects. Mr Russell departed the business pursuant to the terms of a settlement deed. Shortly after that deed was executed, the remaining parties entered into an attractive development project that Mr Russell claimed the other parties did not tell him about, or give him the opportunity to participate in. Mr Russell claimed he was wrongfully excluded by the dishonest actions of the other joint venturers. The claims alleged were: (a) breach of fiduciary duty; (b) breach of the express/implied terms of the joint venture agreement; (c) fraudulent non-disclosure; (d) unlawful means conspiracy. As a result of the terms of the settlement deed, Mr Russell needed to establish fraud or dishonesty to succeed.’

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Littleton Chambers, 13th February 2020

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Touts found guilty of fraud over £11m ticket reselling scheme – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2020 in fraud, news by sally

‘Two of the UK’s most prolific ticket touts have been found guilty of fraud, in an important case that could have significant implications for people who buy tickets to sell them for profit.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2020

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Challenging suspicious wills – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted February 11th, 2020 in chambers articles, fraud, news, undue influence, wills by sally

‘In this paper, Charles Holbech explores in detail the different grounds of invalidity on which a claimant might rely when challenging a suspicious will, including undue influence, fraudulent calumny, want of knowledge and approval, testamentary incapacity and lack of due execution.’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 5th February 2020

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Disability charity boss jailed after stealing from pension fund – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2020 in charities, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘The former head of a charity has been jailed for five years after he admitted defrauding a pension scheme for workers with disabilities and using the money to buy houses in England and France.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2020

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Fraud charges possible over Grenfell Tower refit, says inquiry chair – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2020 in conspiracy, fire, fraud, health & safety, inquiries, news by sally

‘People involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower are facing possible charges of fraud and conspiracy to defraud, according to the chairman of the public inquiry into the disaster that claimed 72 lives.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2020

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Jailed banker’s wife at centre of first McMafia order loses appeal to have case dismissed – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2020 in appeals, banking, fraud, married persons, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The wife of a jailed “fat cat banker” who splurged millions at Harrods has lost her appeal over the UK’s first so-called McMafia wealth order.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2020

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National Bank Trust v Ilya Yurov & Ors [2020] EWHC 100 (Comm) – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted February 6th, 2020 in banking, chambers articles, fraud, news, Russia by sally

‘Following an eight week trial in late 2018, the High Court has handed down judgment finding against the former majority shareholders of Russia’s National Bank Trust who were alleged to have misappropriated over $1billion of Bank funds via a sophisticated network of offshore companies.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, 27th January 2020

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Couple who lost almost £1m among 3,000 victims of courier fraud as police launch nationwide crackdown – The Independent

Posted February 5th, 2020 in elderly, fraud, news, statistics by tracey

‘Police have launched the first ever nationwide crackdown on courier fraud that has affected more than 3,000 people – including a couple who were conned out of almost £1m.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2020

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