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News | Wed 28th Mar, 2018
James Thacker and Thom Dyke secured convictions against four defendants for their role in a sophisticated global conspiracy to defraud over £7½ million. The conspirators targeted victims ranging from multinational companies to vulnerable elderly people.
After a five week trial before HHJ Perrins and a jury sitting at Wood Green Crown Court VS, US and AS were convicted of 19 counts in total including Conspiring to defraud elderly victims in New South Wales, Australia of their life savings, Conspiring to defraud Eli Lilly, the global Pharmaceutical company, Conspiring to launder the proceeds of criminal conduct, possessing articles for use in the course of or in connection with fraud, and possessing identity documents with improper intention.
SG pleaded guilty prior to the jury being sworn and faced additional counts of Conspiring to defraud Brockton Capital LLP, a private equity company, Conspiring to launder the proceeds of criminal conduct and Fraud by false representation in respect of a hijacked email account defrauding an elderly couple of their life savings.
Sentence will take place on 10th April 2018.