Fraud Newsletter No. 68 June 2022

July 4, 2022

Fraud Newsletter No. 68 June 2022

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Noble Sentencing Remarks HHJ Foster (St Albans) 24 Jun 22. Largest English benefit fraud: good character. 66 years old. Plea. £702,925 social care payments (loss £624,057). Fake claims of being bed-bound over 15 years; forgery of carers signatures and emails; fake carers etc. 6 years sentence in absence as absconded from bail.

£90k fraud against vulnerable: A-G’s Ref (R. v O’Neill) [2021] EWCA Crim 1427; [2022] 1 Cr.App.R.(S.) 49.


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Draft Register of Overseas Entities (Delivery, Protection and Trust Services) Regulations 2022 laid before Parliament: Register of beneficial owners or managing officers of UK property owned by foreign entities. Companies House explanation.

Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill (private m. Bill) re misleading statements: 28 Jun 22.


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UK Finance Annual Fraud Report for 2021: Press Release Summary: 29 Jun 22.

Review of the UK’s AML/CFT regulatory and supervisory regime: HM Treasury: 24 Jun 22.

Victims’ Commissioner Annual Report 21/22: 21 Jun 22. See 1:7 re fraud – “Fraud has reached epidemic proportions and its scale is truly staggering. Yet you would not know it judging by the criminal justice system’s response.”

Amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 SI 2017/2022: Response to the Consultation: HM Treasury: 17 Jun 22.

MoU between BEIS and the CMA re operation of the National Security and Investments Act 2021: DBEIS: 16 Jun 22.

Final Report on Guidelines on policies and procedures re compliance management and the role and responsibilities of the AML/CFT Compliance Officer under Article 8 and Chapter VI of Directive (EU) 2015/849: EBA: 14 Jun 22: Summary

Post-Legislative Assessment of the Fraud Act 2006: House of Lords Select Committee on the Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud: CP 680: 8 Jun 22. Re conspiracy to defraud -overwhelming response that it remains useful and should continue: pp 17-20.

Corporate Criminal Liability: an options paper: (263pp) Law Commission: 10 Jun 22: includes consideration of “failure to prevent” (i) an associated person who commits a substantive fraud offence with intent to benefit the corporation; (ii) human rights abuses; (iii) ill-treatment or neglect; (iv) computer misuse. Summary of Options Paper.


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Gupta brothers arrested in Dubai over alleged corruption in South Africa: Guardian: 6 Jun 22 re alleged Zuma corruption.