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Showing 1 - 10 of 72 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "CPS"

Former solicitor jailed for defrauding clients of almost £2m

A former solicitor who defrauded clients at his firm of almost £2 million has been jailed.

Hugh Lansdell, 74, was today (22 September 2023) sentenced to four years imprisonment at Norwich Crown Court for committing fraud by abuse of position over almost a two-year period.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Lorry driver found guilty of £2.4m excise duty fraud on counterfeit cigarettes

A man who was caught smuggling millions of counterfeit cigarettes into the UK has been convicted of evading more than £2.4 million in excise duty.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former company director found guilty of multi-million-pound fraudulent property selling scheme

Mohammed Shafiq, 53 of Nottingham was convicted of fraud by false representation and sentenced to five-and-a-half years imprisonment.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Pair sentenced for profiteering from Covid pandemic

Two men have today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court for fraudulently selling unauthorised COVID-19 test kits in 2020 whilst the country was in the grip of the pandemic.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

A former Governor of Nigeria's Delta State has been ordered to pay over £100 million and his solicitor over £28 million

A former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria who systematically defrauded the state and its citizens of millions of pounds, was ordered to pay £101,514,315.21 on Friday or face an additional 8 years in prison.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Money launderers sentenced for key roles in an over £100m plot of transporting cash to Dubai

Six money launderers who played a key part in arranging the transportation of £104 million in total of illegally obtained cash were sentenced today (12 July 2023).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

COVID-19 fraudster sentenced for laundering nearly £200k from taxpayers

A fraudster who sought to exploit the taxpayer through a COVID-19 support scheme has been sentenced today (3 July 2023).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Ex-England footballer and criminal gang member is ordered to pay back £69,747.70 for supplying drugs

A former England U19 footballer has been ordered to pay back £69,747.70 in confiscation after being convicted of supplying cannabis and money laundering offences as part of an organised criminal gang.

| News Item , International and organised crime, Fraud and economic crime, Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Wolverhampton man jailed after illegally selling prescription medication

A man who illegally supplied millions of pounds worth of drugs, including sleeping tablets, sedatives and drugs to treat erectile dysfunction was jailed for five years today (5 June 2023) at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

| News Item , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Criminal gang found guilty of large-scale drug and gun running

Three members of a Birmingham based gang which was involved in supplying class A drugs and sourcing firearms were yesterday (1 June 2023) convicted at Birmingham Crown Court.

| News Item , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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