UK journalist wins £80k damages after being hired ‘to smear’ UAE and Egypt critics – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2021 in damages, fraud, media, misrepresentation, negligence, news by sally

‘A journalist has been awarded more than £80,000 in damages against a London-based investigative website and its CEO – a press freedom campaigner – after claiming she was duped into joining the organisation only to find out it was a propaganda vehicle for the UAE and Egypt.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2021

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Jacob Eisler: Voter ID and the Elections Bill 2021: Legislative Manipulation of Democratic Procedure and the Limits of Judicial Review – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted September 29th, 2021 in bills, constitutional law, elections, fraud, identification, judicial review, news by sally

‘The Elections Bill 2021, as of the date of publication for the House of Commons Committee stage, advances a variety of changes to the regulation of elections and the practice of voting in the UK. Of the reforms, one controversially reshapes the practical experience of voting for most citizens. A new voter ID requirement will amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to require proof of identity, in the form of a photographic ID such as a passport, drivers’ license, or dedicated voter identity document, for in-person voting. While this may seem like a light burden, both the broader impact of such a requirement on voting and the underlying anti-fraud rationale have raised significant concerns.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 29th September 2021

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Barrister disbarred after council tax fraud conviction – Legal Futures

‘A barrister convicted of council tax fraud who was then found to have lied at a re-hearing has been disbarred.’

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Legal Futures, 29th September 2021

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Government to take over Southeastern after ‘serious’ breach of franchise – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2021 in fraud, nationalisation, news, railways, taxation by sally

‘The government is taking over the running of Southeastern railway services from Go-Ahead after discovering a “serious” breach of the franchise agreement.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Banks must treat victims of scams more fairly, says UK complaints body – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2021 in banking, complaints, consumer protection, fraud, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘Banks need to do more to treat people fairly when they are the victim of scams, according to the UK financial sector’s official complaints body, which is finding in the customer’s favour in three-quarters of such cases.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2021

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Portsmouth GP admits embezzling £1.1m from care group – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, doctors, fraud, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘A Portsmouth GP has been told he could spend time behind bars after he admitted to defrauding a healthcare group out of £1.1m in just two months.’

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The Independent, 22nd September 2021

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How Will Voter ID Impact Human Rights? – Each Other

Posted September 22nd, 2021 in bills, elections, fraud, human rights, identification, news, statistics by sally

‘A new bill could prevent millions of people from being able to vote, according to a report published by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR).’

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Each Other, 21st September 2021

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Dating site fraud: Rhyl barber jailed for £90,000 con – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A conman barber has been jailed for 18 months after conning a woman out of £90,000 through a dating website.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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Lord Chancellor addresses the Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium – Ministry of Justice

‘The Lord Chancellor spoke during the 38th annual Symposium held at Jesus College, University of Cambridge – to give an update on the government’s progress and plans in relation to economic crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 10th September 2021

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Post Office scandal inquiry urged to put more focus on the lawyers – Legal Futures

‘The inquiry into the Post Office Horizon scandal has been urged to put more focus on the role of lawyers in perpetuating the organisation’s intransigence over the IT system’s problems.’

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Legal Futures, 10th September 2021

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Worcestershire NHS managers knew cancers missed due to X-ray backlog – BBC News

‘Senior managers at an NHS trust knew up to 30 cancers may have gone undetected two years before an official probe into a backlog of thousands of X-rays. Three lung cancers were missed at Worcestershire hospitals NHS Trust, a sample check of results in 2014 found.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2021

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Private Prosecution Stayed as an Abuse of Process: Costs Recovered – 25 Bedford Row

‘The issue of recovering legal costs for a defendant who successfully applied to stay a private prosecution, on grounds of abuse of process, was considered and decided upon by the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in Muhammed Asif v Adil Iqbal Ditta and Noreen Riaz [2021] EWCA Crim 1091 (judgment 15th July 2021).’

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25 Bedford Row, 9th August 2021

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COVID-19 vaccine fraudster jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 16th, 2021 in assault, coronavirus, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, vaccination by tracey

‘A fraudster has been jailed at Kingston Crown Court today for pretending to offer a 92-year-old victim a COVID vaccine in exchange for money.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th August 2021

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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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