Multi-million pound fraud prosecution – 12 convictions, sentences in excess of 115 years

May 16, 2024

Following a series of trials spanning four years, Andrew Haslam KC (leader) and James Lake have successfully concluded the prosecution of a multi-million-pound fraud investigation, regarded as one of the largest ever conducted by North Yorkshire Police.

The investigation uncovered a series of fraudulent high yield investment schemes which targeted high net worth individuals and were run by a partner at a city law firm. The losses to investors were in excess of £20 million.

The defendants were charged with offences of fraud by abuse of position, fraud by false representation, theft and money laundering.

The trials, conducted at Birmingham Crown Court, resulted in 12 convictions and sentences in excess of 115 years.

Andrew and James were instructed by Andrew Fox at the Serious Economic, Organised Crime and International Directorate (SEOCID).

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