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Malcolm Yau

Hong Kong


Member since December 29, 2013

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    Barbara Fari, who exaggerated an injury to claim £750,000 compensation, has been given a three-month jail sentence.

    The sentence given at London's High Court has been deferred pending any appeal being brought.

    But High Court judge Mr Justice Spencer stayed the term - half of which Fari would have to serve before her automatic release - pending any appeal.

    If an appeal is not lodged by November 29, discontinued or dismissed, she will have to go to jail.

    Lawyers for Homes for Haringey told the judge that Fari, who is 60 on Saturday, lied about how badly she was hurt when she tripped on uneven paving and twisted her right knee in May 2008.

    The organization, which manages council housing in the north London borough, admitted liability and offered her £7,500.

    However, she instead chose to pursue a massive claim which was only struck out by a judge in October 2012 after covert video evidence revealed a huge difference between how she presented at medical examinations and when she was out and about near her home in Hornsey.

    Last week, Mr. Justice Spencer ruled that Fari and her husband, Piper, were both in contempt of court.

    Fari was found to have presented a "grossly false" picture of her continuing symptoms to doctors and in legal documents and her husband was found to be complicit in the charade.

    Fari's husband received a two-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

    Sentencing the couple, the judge said: "The courts have made it very clear that t...

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    A solicitor from Leeds has been jailed for 21 months after he attempted to pocket £133,000 in a tax fraud.

    Timothy Thomas Rogers, 35, owner of Rogers & Co Solicitors in Leeds, was caught by investigators from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after they discovered discrepancies in property sales where he had acted as the convincing solicitor.

    Investigators found that Rogers had altered legal documents to reduce the amount of Stamp Duty due on properties bought by his clients.

    However, he then charged them the full amount and simply pocketed the difference.

    In an attempt to cover up the fraud he submitted Land Registry documents showing the true purchase price for the properties. HMRC investigators uncovered eight property transactions in which Rogers had defrauded his clients.

    Rogers submitted false VAT refund claims totaling more than £79,000 between April 2011 and June 2011.

    He was caught out when he refused to hand over the paperwork needed to support his claims. He also pleaded guilty to fraud after deducting more than £4,000 in Income Tax and National Insurance contributions from his two employees, but again he simply pocketed the cash.

    Jo Tyler, assistant director of criminal investigation at HMRC, said: "As a solicitor, Timothy Rogers knew only too well what the consequences of his actions would be. To abuse the trust of clients and employees was a despicable act, trying to steal money that had been paid by them in good faith to meet their tax liabilit...

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