XX has prosecuted and defended in fraud cases for over two decades. In that time her instructions have ranged from individuals accused of benefit frauds up to multi million pound tax benefit and confidence frauds.
Notable Fraud cases
R v ST
Successful prosecution of man accused of controlling cannabis factories and seizure of assets which were the proceeds of crime. The Court sentenced ST to over 9 years imprisonment and in a legal first the police seized the defendant’s bitcoin allowing the Judge to make a confiscation order in the sum of £1.4million.
R v DR and JA
XX prosecuted these defendants who committed frauds on IT providers. They obtained millions of pounds worth of computer equipment by posing as members of reputable companies. Once delivered the hardware disappeared. Both defendants were convicted and sentenced to substantial custodial sentences
R v RM and others
XX prosecuted this multi handed case where the defendants were accused of conspiracy to defraud. A fraudulent webpage was set up claiming to offer accommodation for students and those travelling overseas. Those engaged in the fraud took the victims money and then laundered it. All of the defendants were convicted after a trial.