Jailed accountant who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back nearly £240k – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An accountant who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals, has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Sentence Update: Former Premier League star jailed for £15 million investment fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, imprisonment, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Premier League star has been jailed today (12 January 2023) for defrauding friends, family members and associates out of £15 million.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Fraudster posed as doctor in UK for 19 years, court hears – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2023 in doctors, forgery, fraud, news, psychiatrists by sally

‘A “most accomplished fraudster” was paid between £1m and £1.3m by the NHS during the nearly two decades she posed as a qualified doctor after forging a degree certificate, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2023

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Large award of damages and/or equitable compensation ordered against the perpetrators of a labour supply fraud (Umbrella Care Ltd v Nisa and ors) – Gatehouse Chambers

Posted January 10th, 2023 in chambers articles, company directors, compensation, damages, fraud, news, taxation by sally

‘Dispute Resolution analysis: A large award of damages and/or equitable compensation has been made against the directors and connected companies of a company which was used to perpetrate a large scale labour supply fraud against HMRC.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 21st December 2022

Source: gatehouselaw.co.uk

Healthcare Enabled Fraud – 3PB

‘Keoghs recently wrote about their triple success in defeating claims for psychological injury arising out of road traffic accidents. The common denominator of the three claims was that each of the Claimants sought to rely upon the medical evidence of a specific Consultant Psychologist. Sharan Sanghera acted for the Defendant in one of those Claims, her comment on the case appears below.’

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3PB, 13th December 2022

Source: www.3pb.co.uk

Covid loans secrecy is in the public interest, tribunal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The public interest in preventing prejudice to commercial interests trumps the public interest in publishing details of recipients of emergency Covid loans, the First Tier Tribunal has ruled. In Spotlight on Corrupton & Anor v The Information Commissioner & The British Business Bank, tribunal judge Sophie Buckley rejected two appeals against the information commissioner’s decision not to require the British Business Bank to identify all the businesses that had taken out loans under four government schemes during the pandemic.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th January 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Maranello Rosso Ltd v Lohomij B.V. & others – Blackstone Chambers

Posted January 9th, 2023 in appeals, chambers articles, conspiracy, fraud, interpretation, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has handed down a significant judgment on the interpretation of settlement agreements; and specifically, whether a settlement agreement was intended to, and has the effect of, precluding or releasing claims arising from fraud, conspiracy or other intentional wrongdoing despite not expressly referring to such claims.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 21st December 2022

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Names of UK Covid business loan borrowers to stay secret, tribunal rules – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2023 in anonymity, company law, coronavirus, fraud, government departments, loans, news by tracey

‘The British government has been given the go-ahead to keep concealing the names of companies that received in total more than £47bn in state-backed Covid loans, after a tribunal ruled in its favour.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2023

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Anglesey: ‘Lavish life’ couple in fraud case sentenced – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2022 in fraud, imprisonment, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A husband and wife who lived a “lavish lifestyle” with other people’s money have been sentenced for their part in a multi-million pound fraud.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2022

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Four jailed over £200,000 pensioner phone scam – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2022 in fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Fraudsters who scammed pensioners out of £200,000 by claiming to be police officers have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

One for all: SRA regulation for staff – Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog

‘All those who work in law firms, not just lawyers, are liable to sanction by both their employer and the SRA for acts of misconduct…’

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Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog, 29th November 2022

Source: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk

Bermuda theft: Accountant faces losing pension for £1.7m theft – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2022 in accountants, Bermuda, fraud, news, pensions, proceeds of crime, theft by tracey

‘An accountant who stole £1.7m from the Bermudan government is facing losing his pension as attempts to claw back money he took continue.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs back tougher economic crime fines and oversight for lawyers – Legal Futures

‘MPs have backed giving the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) unlimited fining powers in cases of economic crime.’

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Legal Futures, 24th November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Road haulage operators convicted of involvement in an over £100m money laundering scam – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Six defendants including a senior manager and two drivers of a road haulage business have been found guilty on Friday 18 November 2022 of running a large-scale money laundering operation involving in excess of £100 million in cash.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Research Briefing: Voter ID – House of Commons Library

Posted November 17th, 2022 in elections, fraud, identification, identity cards, news, parliament by tracey

‘The Elections Act 2022 will introduce the requirement to show photo ID at UK Parliamentary elections, police and crime commissioner elections and at local elections in England. This briefing looks at the background to voter ID in the UK.’

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House of Commons Library , 14th November 2022

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Home Office’s ‘out-of-date’ grasp of fraud highlighted by watchdog – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2022 in fraud, government departments, news by sally

‘The Home Office has an incomplete and out-of-date grasp of the cost of fraud in the UK and a poor understanding of who commits the crime, a public spending watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2022

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Fraudster sentenced for scam to deprive SKY TV of potentially over £13m revenue – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Halton Mark Anthony Powell, 44, has been sentenced to two years and four-and-a-half months after pleading guilty to supplying articles for use in a fraud at Southwark Crown Court on 11 November 2022.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Serial romance fraudster scammed over £324,000 from victims – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A high-value serial romance fraudster has been found guilty today (3 November 2022) of duping victims out of just over £324,000 in an investment scam.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd November 2033

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Construction begins on brand new flagship London court in the Square Mile – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 21st, 2022 in computer crime, courts, fraud, London, Ministry of Justice, money laundering, news by tracey

‘The construction of a state-of-the-art combined court is underway in the heart of London’s legal centre as part of Salisbury Square, a new development on Fleet Street.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th October 2022

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UK justice system ‘ill-equipped’ for rise in fraud, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2022 in criminal justice, fraud, news, select committees by sally

‘The UK’s justice system is “ill-equipped” to tackle a spiralling fraud epidemic and needs a rapid overhaul, a cross-party committee of MPs has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com