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

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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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Bloom v Bloom: The risks of failing to provide full and frank disclosure in financial remedy proceedings – Family Law

‘Bloom v Bloom [2018] Lexis Citation 16 concerned the applicant wife’s application that judgments in the financial remedy proceedings, where the respondent husband had been found to have defrauded her parents, should be published un-anonymised. The application was granted.’

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Family Law, 22nd March 2018

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Trading standards team at Royal Borough secures its longest-ever sentence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 16th, 2018 in construction industry, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Trading Standards team at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has secured its longest-ever sentence after a rogue builder was jailed for six years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th March 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Jailed Grenfell Tower fraudster claimed missing husband was miraculously discovered in a cave – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2018 in fire, fraud, insurance, news by tracey

‘A woman posing as a widow from Grenfell Tower pretended her “dead” husband had been miraculously found in a cave as part of a £19,000 fraud.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fraudsters jailed for £37m copycat web scam – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2018 in fraud, internet, news, passports, sentencing, visas by sally

‘A group of fraudsters who conned UK consumers out of £37m by selling passports and driving licences through copycat websites have been sentenced to more than 35 years in jail.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple who faked holiday sickness ‘rumbled’ on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2018 in community service, costs, fraud, holidays, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man and a woman who fraudulently claimed they fell ill while on holiday in Turkey, but were “rumbled” by images they posted on social media, have been given suspended jail sentences.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2018

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Voter ID trials ‘risk disenfranchising vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

‘A group of more than 40 charities, campaign groups and academics have written to the government to warn that plans to trial compulsory voter ID at the local elections in May risk disenfranchising large numbers of vulnerable people.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2018

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Only one convicted over 2017 ‘double voting’ claims – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in complaints, elections, fraud, news by tracey

‘Hundreds of complaints about alleged double voting in the 2017 UK general election resulted in only one conviction, according to police data.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue jailed for fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘Two ex-footballers have been jailed for their part in a £5m sports leadership scam, which falsely claimed to help young people from deprived backgrounds gain football coaching apprenticeships.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Grenfell Tower conman Anh Nhu Nguyen jailed for family deaths lie – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2018 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A serial conman has been jailed for 21 months after pretending his family died in the Grenfell Tower fire.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘VIP paedophile ring’ accuser charged over child abuse images – BBC News

‘A man who alleged he was the victim of a VIP child abuse ring faces multiple charges relating to the possession of indecent images of children.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2018

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Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue guilty of fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sport by tracey

‘Two former footballers are among a group of six men who face prison for scamming £5m from schools and colleges in a bogus sports leadership scheme.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Solicitor, paralegal and others face contempt of court trial over “fraudulent” PI claim – Legal Futures

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, news, paralegals, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor, paralegal, GP and claims management company owner are all set to face committal proceedings for contempt of court shortly over an alleged fraudulent personal injury claim.’

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Legal Futures, 1st February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk