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Showing 1 - 10 of 76 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

A lawyer has been imprisoned for defrauding the Legal Aid Agency

A barrister and part-time immigration tribunal judge has been jailed for defrauding the Legal Aid Agency, along with other lawyers, by falsely claiming defence legal costs.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Members of Britain’s biggest benefit fraud gang jailed for a combined total of more than 25 years

Five members of an organised criminal gang, which falsely claimed more than £53 million in Universal Credit in the largest benefit fraud in England and Wales, have been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Banking fraudster sentenced

A banking fraudster has been sentenced for making fake applications to banks and a pension company to obtain loans, banking, and pension facilities, totalling around £178,000 in potential losses.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

A gang of conspirators have been sentenced for stealing train track rails

A gang of seven men have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court for stealing train track rails.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Two money laundering cash couriers sentenced for part in transporting £104m in criminal cash out of the UK

Two money laundering cash couriers were imprisoned today (26 April 2024), for their role in transporting illegally obtained money out of the United Kingdom.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Tamworth women jailed after defrauding £634,000 from the beneficiaries of wills

Two women from Tamworth have today been jailed for defrauding and laundering more than £634,000 from estates of the deceased, including money intended for life-saving charities such as Cancer Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Houseboat tycoon convicted for multi-million-pound fraudulent sales

A property tycoon has been given a sentence of 12 years' imprisonment after having been found guilty of a £3.5 million fraud over claims he sold houseboats on a stretch of the river Thames that could not be lived in.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Specialist CPS team involved in UK’s largest Bitcoin seizure

An ex-takeaway worker has been convicted (Wednesday 20 March 2024) of laundering the proceeds which saw her rise from living above a Chinese restaurant to residing in a multi-million pound house in an affluent part of North London.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former council employee jailed after roofing work fraud

A ex-council worker and a roofing firm worker have been jailed for fraud and bribery after they conspired to defraud New Forest District Council.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Criminals who laundered fraudulently-obtained life savings in £12 million shares scam sentenced

Three men who laundered funds fraudulently obtained from 350 people tricked into investing more than £12 million in non-existent or worthless shares have been sentenced today.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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