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‘Bond villain’ Kim Dotcom faces extradition showdown

With his Teutonic accent, imposing bulk and penchant for black clothing, alleged Internet pirate Kim Dotcom looks every inch the Hollywood bad guy — even admitting to basing his image on the Bond movie villains he loved as a child.

Abramovich QC Faces Banks In FX-Rigging Case

A leading barrister whose clients ‎have included the Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich is to lead a fight that could see banks forced to pay billions of pounds for rigging global currency markets.

Sky News has learnt that Danny

Millions fell victim to fraud and cyber criminals in past year

More than seven million fraud and cyber crimes were committed over the past year in England and Wales, the first official estimates of the offences have shown.

An estimated 5.1 million incidents of fraud – impacting 3.8 million adult victims

Crooked magistrate jailed for VAT fraud which led to £1m of taxpayers’ cash paid to his property firm

A crooked magistrate who masterminded a £1m VAT fraud which helped him secure multi-million pound property contracts was jailed today.

Simon Price created bogus documents to make firm look more profitable It helped the company clinch major deals to build

Wolf-style ex trader jailed for plundering £4.5million from fund to fuel life of luxury

A REAL-life Wolf of Wall Street conman has been jailed for tricking British investors out of £4.5million to pay for his “lavish” and “extravagant” lifestyle.

Former Manhattan trader Ian Richards, 64, lost millions of pounds of unsuspecting UK investors’ savings

Fraudster ‘Fast Eddie’ ordered to pay £13.5m

The self-styled ‘Lord’ Davenport’s fine is over criminal profits he made selling London mansion used for sex parties.

Fraudster Edward ‘Fast Eddie’ Davenport has been ordered to pay a £13.5m fine over criminal profits he made selling the London mansion

‘Ghost’ Gloucestershire car dealer who paid no tax has been jailed for more than four years

An HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation discovered that although millions of pounds had passed through the bank accounts of 71 year old Ambrose Smith, he was not registered for Income Tax, VAT or National Insurance. He had no specific

Fraudsters who used the names of more than 200 dead children to launder profits from attempted £1m VAT fraud jailed for more than 16 years

Three fraudsters who used the names of more than 200 dead children to launder profits from an attempted £1m VAT fraud have been jailed for more than 16 years.

Saheed Oyeneye, 35, Rasaq Omotunde, 38, and Oluwakemi Adesaogun, 38, all

Ex-police officer admits £300 million VAT fraud

A former police officer has admitted a £300 million VAT fraud believed to be the biggest in UK history.

Nigel Cranswick, 47, was a director of Ideas 2 Go (I2G), which he ran from a small office in a Sheffield

‘Captain’ of replica U-boat charged with £1.1 million VAT fraud and money laundering after Customs raid on his submarine

The self-styled captain of a replica U-boat has been charged with £1.1million VAT fraud and money laundering after a Customs raid on his submarine.

‘Capt’ Richard Williams, 54, of Blackpool faces five fraud allegations alongside his partner Laurel, 32.

He

Self-styled ‘Del Boy’ who applied to be on TOWIE and listed Bentley and Maserati as company expenses jailed for £5.8million VAT fraud

A tax cheat who compared himself as ‘Del Boy’ and applied to appear on The Only Way is Essex was jailed for five years today after conning the taxman out of £5.8million.

Michael Woodward, 29, called himself ‘Del Boy’ on

Businessman jailed for £500,000 VAT fraud lied about selling £4 million of clothes to Paris shops

A businessman who swindled the taxman out of half-a-million pounds in a sophisticated VAT fraud was jailed for two years.

A businessman who swindled the taxman out of half-a-million pounds in a sophisticated VAT fraud was jailed for two years.

Online VAT fraud: Calls for government crackdown grow louder

Calls to crack down on companies selling goods online in the UK without declaring VAT have gathered pace, with a peer and another high profile individual now voicing their concerns that the practice is damaging UK business.

The Register has

Drive to claw back millions from wealthy criminals is failing, figures reveal

When the former leader of the notorious “Adams Family” gang was told to hand hundreds of thousands of pounds in ill-gotten gains over to the courts, the convicted North London crime boss said he couldn’t afford to pay up, claiming

Crooks behind Britain’s biggest tax fraud given 10 MORE years in prison for failing to pay back £184 million

Two crime lords behind Britain’s biggest tax fraud have been jailed for an additional 10 years each after failing to pay back £184.6 million.

Syed Ahmed, 37, and Shakeel Ahmad, 38, were part of a 21-strong gang who brought luxury

Revealed: the crime bosses who owe us £700 million

The “appalling” way in which Britain’s organised crime bosses are being allowed to hold on to their illegal profits is revealed today.

New figures show that criminal “Mr Bigs” are repaying only £1 in every £6 that they owe to

Crime lords hit for record confiscation order

Two crime lords face having to sell two luxury Dubai tower blocks after being hit with a record court order to pay the taxman more than £92 million.

Syed Ahmed and Shakeel Ahmad were part of a 21-strong gang that

False positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research

irk Smeesters had spent several years of his career as a social psychologist at Erasmus University in Rotterdam studying how consumers behaved in different situations. Did colour have an effect on what they bought? How did death-related stories in the

Murder rate and online fraud rises point to changing nature of crime

The first substantial increase in the murder rate for some years – up by 44 to 569 in the year to June in England and Wales – lies buried in a set of statistics that illustrate the changing nature of

There were 2.5million victims of cyber crime last year – how not to be a victim

You know the theory, but maybe you should ACTUALLY change that password you’ve been using as default for every site since 2011.

Alarming new figures show there were 2.5 million cyber crimes and 5.1 million frauds reported last year, the

Crime levels soar as millions of cyber crimes included for first time

Crime levels in Britain have more than doubled after official figures included cyber crime and fraud for the first time.

More than seven million of the newly counted offences are being committed a year, according to the first official estimates

R v Q Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

A Psychiatrist, a man of previous good character, was charged with allegedly acting as a doctor, medically diagnosing clients and providing reports for law firms. This was a large scale investigation which involved reports being prepared for a substantial number of

R v S Conspiracy to Defraud

A Commercial Solicitor arrested for Conspiracy to Defraud, part of a large scale and complex money laundering investigation, which involved millions of pounds worth of assets being purchased using various signatories, who held assets on trust for others.

This case

R v H Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Launder

A businessman arrested for a complex fraud, forty million pounds transferred between the UK, Thailand and India.  Numerous companies were set up, forex companies used to move money abroad.  We represented two separate defendants on this case.

Both cases were

R v J Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Laundering

A Commercial Solicitor represented for an International Fraud, arrested for defrauding with others, a finance company.  Seven million sterling received and never recovered, thirty four million was to be received.  This case involved numerous companies and the building of shipping

R v P Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Laundering

A Solicitor arrested for money laundering and conspiracy to defraud, National Crime Agency investigation, involving transactions in the UK and South Africa.

This case was discontinued.

R v H Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Laundering

A Chartered Accountant arrested for Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Laundering.  This case involved setting up a complex web of companies to launder money and defrauding a pension fund.

This case was discontinued.

R v A Bradford Crown Court: Bank Fraud

Clients bank accounts accessed to obtain large sums of money.  Bank employee arrested and charged.  Prosecution struggled to establish he was the only person with access to particular accounts or computers.

This case was discontinued at Trial.

R v K Birmingham Crown Court: VAT Fraud and Money Laundering

We represented the defendant, a man of previous good character.  he with others was charged with conspiring to defraud the HMRC.  The conspiracy alleged was sophisticated and complex.  We had to consider and analyse in detail in excess of 23,000

R v S Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Defraud

The defendant along with others was charged with conspiracy to defraud a high street bank of £400,000.  This was a high level, complex bank fraud involving the setting up of false companies and the completion of false documentation to apply

R v H Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud and Money Laundering

The defendant and 6 others arranged numerous false visa applications on behalf of applicants from outside the European Union allowing them to travel to the United Kingdom.  The Home Office identified 107 such applications over 7 year period, each linked

R v B Conspiracy to Money Launder and Fraud

A Licensed Conveyancer arrested for Conspiracy to Money launder and Fraud.  A large scale mortgage fraud, involving 8 others.  All involved in buying numerous properties in different names.

This case was discontinued.

R v A – Southwark Crown Court: Conspiracy to Defraud

We represented a defendant, a man of previous good character, a local businessman and a police officer were involved in a complex fraud which took place across Europe.  Millions of pounds worth of travellers cheques cashed.

R v G Leeds Crown Court: TERRORISM

The defendant extensively researched, downloaded and printed substantial quantities of terrorist material from the internet over a number of months.  The defendant then acted on the material and proceeded to make a number of sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (including nails

R v S Manchester Crown Court: Conspiracy to Murder

We represented the defendant, a man of previous good character, when he was found NOT GUILTY of conspiracy to murder after a lengthy trial.

The conspiracy alleged was an execution style murder.  This case involved a gangland execution.  This case

R v K Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Murder

Multiple defendants charged with brutal murder involving stabbing.  This was a complex case involving legal arguments and forensic analysis of blood patterns.  The defendant was found NOT GUILTY.  The other defendants were found guilty and received life imprisonment.

NOT GUILTY

R v H Bradford Crown Court: Manslaughter

We represented the defendant, when he was found NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter after trial.  Our in-house HCA was the junior instructed with the QC to conduct this trial.

The client was one of several youths who were alleged to have

R v B Leeds Crown Court: Conspiracy to Murder

We represented the defendant, a man of previous good character was found NOT GUILTY after trial.  This case involved a gangland murder.  The defendant was charged with 6 others, extensive CCTV and phone evidence involved.

NOT GUILTY verdict for Murder

R v A Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Kidnap and Blackmail

The defendant, a man of previous good character, was charged with a kidnapping in the Indian Subcontinent.  This was a complex international case which involved several countries.  A large scale surveillance operation, which included listening devices being planted in the

R v A Manchester Crown Court: Conspiracy to Kidnap and Blackmail

The defendant was found NOT GUILTY after trial for conspiracy to kidnap and blackmail.  This case involved the kidnapping of a family, blackmail demands for one million pounds.  Police Officers used money with a special dye and tracked the money

R v A Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs

The defendant, a man of previous good character was found NOT GUILTY after a trial.  This was a complex and sophisticated case involving detailed and extensive analysis of fingerprint evidence and surveillance.

The defendant was arrested following the seizure of

R v E Bradford Crown Court: Conspiracy to Supply Drugs

The defendant, a woman of previous good character was found NOT GUILTY after a lengthy trial.  The allegation was that she with others allowed her home to be used as a ‘safe house’ for a million pound drugs conspiracy.  This

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