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Fraud

OPERATION FINGLAS (2019)

  • Large scale tachograph fraud and associated money laundering. Successful submission of no case to answer, all other defendants convicted.

OPERATION BAUMEA (2018)

  • Fraud by the systematic abuse of sham companies set up with the sole intention of obtaining hundreds of thousands of pounds in credit. Case dropped following comprehensive and targeted disclosure request.

OPERATION ORCANET (2018)

  • Large scale importation and supply of counterfeit designer clothing.

OPERATION GOOD (2018)

  • Sophisticated multi-defendant immigration conspiracy. Defence deriving from the Modern Slavery Act advanced.

OPERATION WARBIRD (2018)

  • Immigration facilitation utilising sham colleges and issuing CAS. Three month trial.

R V JT (2017)

  • Fraud by breach of trust and false accounting over many years by employee of a multi-national company. Successful application to dismiss.

OPERATION BELLMAN (2017)

  • Multi-defendant immigration fraud by the facilitation of cheating on an industrial scale in college exams. Following four weeks of evidence a successful submission of no case to answer was upheld. The subsequent prosecution appeal was dismissed and the resultant judgment is now a key authority on immigration facilitation.

OPERATION NEW ORLEANS (2017)

  • Fraudulent evasion of duty on over a million pounds of cigarettes. Defendant acquitted following a four-week trial.

OPERATION NEVDON (2016)

  • Represented senior partner of large solicitors practice charged with fraud on the legal aid agency. Three-month trial.

OPERATION HIGHBANK (2016)

  • Represented lead defendant of ten in this ebay/paypal fraud with a value over a million pounds. Two-month trial.

OPERATION DRAKE (2016)

  • Multi-faceted property fraud, trial listed for three months and hundreds of complainants identified.

OPERATION DASTARDLY (2015)

  • Fraudulent importation of 4.5 million cigarettes. Indictment successfully stayed on day four of trial following targeted disclosure requests.

OPERATION MASK (2015)

  • Defendant one of ten accused of defrauding a wealthy and vulnerable widow of half a million pounds in bogus care costs. Case against this defendant dropped.

OPERATION KENYETI (2013)

  • Represented the lead defendant of ten in this conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration, money laundering and mortgage fraud. The trial lasted six months.

OPERATION KINGFISHER (2013)

  • Prosecuted five defendants charged with a multi-million housing benefit fraud, money laundering and multi-million mortgage fraud. All defendants (including a pharmacist) convicted.

R V DOCTOR WM (2012)

  • Protracted and systematic fraud on the NHS by a dentist. Four-week trial.

OPERATION KORAB/RAZORBACK FACILIATION CONSPIRACY (2012)

  • Twenty one-defendant international immigration facilitation conspiracy.

OPERATION FORDINGBRIDGE (2010)

  • Conspiracy to handle stolen and counterfeit electronic goods in huge quantities. Five family member charged following discovery of an ‘Aladdin’s’ cave of stolen goods. This defendant was the only one to be acquitted.

OPERATION FERN (2010)

  • Six defendant multi-million mortgage fraud. Defendant acquitted following a six-week trial.

OPERATION CONTACT 7 (2010)

  • Nine-defendant conspiracy to defraud, ‘cash for crash’.

OPERATION COLON (2010)

  • Nine-defendant conspiracy to defraud. Selling bogus person injury claims to solicitors firms.

OPERATION DRAM (2010)

  • Five-defendant construction fraud, hundreds of complainants. Defendant acquitted following a four-month trial.

R V MINA AND OTHERS (2009)

  • Ten-defendant ebay fraud. Defendant acquitted following six-week trial.

R V BUTT AND OTHERS (2001)

  • Multi-million post office fraud.

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