Defendant who defrauded council pension fund of £1m jailed for seven years – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 30th, 2019 in fraud, local government, money laundering, news, pensions, sentencing by sally

‘A man who defrauded Westminster City Council’s pension fund of more than £1m has been jailed for seven years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th January 2019

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Scam victims whose losses are not ‘life changing’ will receive no redress, under bank plans – Daily Telegraph

‘Scam victims whose losses are not considered to be “life changing” could be excluded from a new compensation scheme under proposals by one of Britain’s biggest banks.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2019

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Lengthy jail terms for scammers who tried to bribe bank staff – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 18th, 2019 in banking, bribery, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two accomplices who offered bribes to bank staff in an attempt to swindle hundreds of thousands of pounds were jailed today (January 17).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2019

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Prosecution by council sees handyman jailed for defrauding vulnerable resident – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 15th, 2019 in elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gardener and handyman has been sentenced to 20 months in jail, suspended for two years, after he defrauded a vulnerable elderly resident out of more than £6,000.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2018

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Fraud case shows importance of internal investigations – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 15th, 2019 in confidentiality, contracts, database right, employment, fraud, news, privilege by tracey

‘A recent High Court case demonstrates that companies will usually need to carry out their own internal investigations before being able to successfully obtain certain court orders in cases of suspected employee fraud, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2019

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Javid and Hammond team up to tackle £14bn of economic crimes – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2019 in bribery, budgets, corruption, enforcement, fraud, money laundering, news, statistics by tracey

‘The home secretary and chancellor are to launch a joint assault on fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering. Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond will chair a new taskforce that will work with senior figures in the financial sector to tackle economic crime. This is a broad category covering a range of illegal activity, with the Home Office estimating its scale to be at least £14.4bn a year.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Fraud trial of former Barclays bosses puts SFO under scrutiny – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2019 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, news, Serious Fraud Office, trials by sally

‘A long-awaited fraud trial of four former Barclays executives will begin this week over charges related to a £12bn rescue package secured from investors including Qatar at the height of the financial crisis.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2019

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Man withdraws ‘right to be forgotten’ case against – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2018 in appeals, conspiracy, criminal records, data protection, fraud, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘A businessman who launched legal action against Google for the “right to be forgotten” over a past crime has ended his court battle.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2018

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Alleged fraudster who promised pensioners he could protect their heirs’ inheritance jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2018 in damages, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘An alleged fraudster who promised pensioners he could protect their heirs’ inheritance has been jailed for failing to track down £25 million believed to have gone missing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2018

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Financial Conduct Authority brings in new push payment complaints rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 18th, 2018 in complaints, financial regulation, fraud, news by sally

‘The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed it is to make it easier for victims of authorised push payment (APP) fraud to make a complaint about a transaction.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th December 2018

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Law firms “will stop using email within five years” – Legal Futures

‘Email will be replaced within five years by a more secure means of communication for law firms, an expert predicted this week.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2018

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FCA under fire over Lloyds compensation scheme – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2018 in banking, compensation, financial regulation, fraud, news, victims by sally

‘The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been criticised for allowing Lloyds Banking Group to set up a “flawed” compensation scheme for victims of a massive fraud.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2018

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Gosvenor London Ltd v Aygun Aluminium UK Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2695 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 14th, 2018 in accounts, fraud, news, stay of execution by sally

‘Gosvenor was contracted to perform cladding works for Aygun. The project fell into delay and disputes arose. A subsequent adjudication determined that Aygun owed Gosvenor the sum of £553,958. Gosvenor later applied for summary judgment to enforce the adjudication and Aygun resisted on the basis of fraud. According to Aygun, a substantial proportion of the adjudication award was based on fraudulent invoices which did not reflect the actual value of the work done.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 7th December 2018

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Lucy Bone on Privilege in Internal Investigations- Littleton Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in fraud, news, privilege, subsidiary companies, whistleblowers by sally

‘Internal investigations are increasingly being conducted by companies not only on regulatory grounds but also in response to employment issues such as whistleblowing and discrimination allegations. In SFO v ENRC [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, the Court of Appeal has significantly widened the scope of legal professional privilege in the context of an internal company investigation. It will now be easier for the employer to assert privilege over employees’ witness statements and other documents generated in an investigation.’

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Littleton Chambers, 26th November 2018

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Tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, UK judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in airlines, banking, debts, extradition, fraud, loans, news by sally

‘Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire former owner of the Force India Formula One team and self-proclaimed “King of the Good Times”, can be extradited to India to face allegations of fraud.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Two Tesco directors cleared of fraud as judge labels case ‘weak’ – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2018 in fraud, judges, juries, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘Two former Tesco executives accused of masterminding a fraud that triggered the biggest financial crisis in the supermarket chain’s 100-year history have been cleared after the judge threw out the case stating the prosecution case was “so weak” it should not be before a jury.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2018

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Fundamental dishonesty – you have been warned (hopefully) – Zenith PI

Posted December 4th, 2018 in contempt of court, costs, fraud, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘I recently represented a claimant at trial in relation to a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident. The defendant indicated an intention to pursue a finding of fundamental dishonesty. There were certain aspects of the evidence that might have led to such a finding, but such an outcome was far from certain.’

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Zenith PI, 30th November 2018

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Westminster paedophile accuser ‘Nick’ identified as judge lifts legal restriction – The Independent

‘The man known as “Nick” whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can be identified after a judge lifted a legal restriction.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2018

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Grenfell fraudster jailed for claiming £88,000 worth of benefits – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in benefits, closed circuit television, fire, fraud, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after falsely claiming he was sleeping rough in the Grenfell Tower so he could access £88,0000 worth of benefits meant for genuine victims of the fire.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th November 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk