Bradford-based solicitors: Three to face charges of conspiracy to defraud


Mohammed Ayub, Mohammed Riaz and Neil Frew, employees of Bradford-based solicitors Chambers, face charges of conspiracy to defraud and will appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 17 July. The charges relate to payments from the Legal Aid Agency for the provision of interpretation services.

Samantha Davidson, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said:

"The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police in connection with this case.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge Mohammed Ayub, Neil Frew and Mohammed Riaz with conspiracy to defraud.

"These defendants have now been charged with serious criminal offences and have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."