Archive for the 'false accounting' Category

Elliot Morley faces jail after admitting MPs’ expenses fraud – The Guardian

“The former Labour minister Elliot Morley faces a prison sentence after pleading guilty to dishonestly claiming more than £30,000 in parliamentary expenses relating to false mortgage claims.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former MP Jim Devine jailed for 16 months over expenses – BBC News

“Ex-Labour MP Jim Devine has been jailed for 16 months for fraudulently claiming £8,385 in expenses.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

David Chaytor loses appeal to reduce jail sentence for expenses fraud – The Guardian

“Former Labour MP David Chaytor has lost an appeal to reduce his prison sentence for fiddling parliamentary expenses as senior judges ruled he had inflicted ‘serious damage’ to our ‘priceless democratic system’ and could have received an even longer jail term.”

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

David Chaytor seeks cut in prison sentence – The Guardian

“The former Labour MP David Chaytor has launched a high court bid to reduce his 18-month prison sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs’ expenses: David Chaytor to challenge sentence – BBC News

“Former Labour MP David Chaytor has launched a bid to challenge his jail sentence for fiddling his expenses.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs’ expenses: Eric Illsley jailed for 12 months – The Guardian

“The former Labour MP Eric Illsley has been jailed for 12 months at Southwark crown court after pleading guilty to charges of false accounting concerning nearly £14,500 in parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sports editor jailed for £370k scam – The Independent

“A former sports editor was jailed today after defrauding a national newspaper of more than £370,000.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lord Taylor found guilty of expenses fraud – The Guardian

“Lord Taylor of Warwick today became the first peer to be convicted in connection with the parliamentary expenses investigation, when a jury found him guilty of dishonestly claiming £11,277 in allowances.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs’ expenses: David Chaytor sentenced to 18 months in prison for false accounting – Daily Telegraph

“The former Labour MP David Chaytor has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for falsifying his expenses claims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAE Systems fined for Tanzania accounting offence – BBC News

“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”

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BBC News, 21st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Chaytor and others [2010] UKSC 52; [2010] WLR (D) 311

“Parliamentary privilege did not pose any bar to the prosecution of defendants charged with false accounting who, while serving Members of Parliament, made claims for expenses and allowances to the Fees Office of the House of Commons.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

MPs’ expenses case to be heard by Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

“Three former Labour MPs facing criminal trials over expenses-fiddling allegations have been cleared to go to the Supreme Court in their bid to have the charges thrown out.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Chaytor and others; 2010] EWCA Crim 1910; [2010] WLR (D) 218

“Parliamentary privilege or immunity from criminal prosecution did not attach, and never had attached, to ordinary criminal activities by members of Parliament.”

WLR Daily, 2nd  August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Expenses: Court denies accused defence of parliamentary privilege – The Guardian

“Three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer accused of fiddling their expenses face criminal trials after the court of appeal ruled that parliamentary privilege did not protect them from prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-Labour MPs and Tory peer lose expenses appeals – BBC News

“Three former Labour MPs and an ex-Tory peer facing expenses fraud allegations have lost appeals over a ruling that they are not protected by parliamentary privilege from prosecution.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rogue City broker jailed over unauthorised £3m trading – BBC News

“A City trader has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after making £3m-worth of unauthorised trades.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-MPs and peer on expenses charges ‘not above the law’ – The Independent

“An appeal brought by three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer facing trial over allegations that they fiddled their expenses was not an attempt to ‘take them above the law’, three of the country’s top judges heard today.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ex Labour MPs and Tory peer lose expenses ruling – BBC News

Three former MPs and a peer are set to stand trial over expenses fraud allegations after a judge ruled they could not claim parliamentary privilege to stop prosecution.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2010

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Woman who ran ‘lucrative’ brothel jailed – The Independent

“A 48-year-old mother who ran a ‘busy and successful’ brothel was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New parliamentary expenses evidence passed to CPS – The Independent

“Scotland Yard passed a new file of evidence against a Parliamentarian suspected of abusing expenses to prosecutors today.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Lancaster – WLR Daily

Regina v Lancaster [2010] EWCA Crim 370; [2010] WLR (D) 63

“Where a person was charged with an offence of falsifying a document made or required for an accounting purpose, by omitting a material particular from that document, contrary to s 17 of the Theft Act 1968, the omitted particular was to be regarded as material if it had the effect that the document was liable to mislead in a way which was significant, or in a way which mattered.”

WLR Daily, 4th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Three Labour MPs and one Tory peer face expenses abuse charges – The Guardian

“Three Labour MPs and a Tory peer will face criminal charges over alleged abuses of their expenses, it was announced today.”

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The Guardian, 5th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DPP due to announce MPs’ expenses charges decision – BBC News

“Prosecutors are due to reveal whether they intend to bring criminal charges against six MPs and peers over their expenses claims.”

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BBC News, 5th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law firm probe clients contacted – BBC News

“Letters are being sent to clients of a firm of solicitors which was shut down in an investigation into claims of dishonesty and account irregularities.”

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BBC News, 4th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former MEP Tom Wise faces jail over expenses fiddle – Daily Telegraph

“Wise, 61, who first represented Ukip before turning independent, spent a year channelling taxpayers’ cash into a bank account he secretly controlled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Expenses: in the spirit of the rules? – The Times

“A police investigation into the MPs expenses scandal will swiftly identify false accounting as the criminal offence most likely to have been committed by the most egregious of the SW1 claimants.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Man jailed for NHS smoking scam – BBC News

“A modern day ‘Walter Mitty’ who stole £90,000 posing as an NHS no-smoking advisor, has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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