Successful series of conspiracy to defraud trials concluded by Andrew Price leading Jack Talbot
15 December 2021
This month, Andrew Price and Jack Talbot successfully concluded a Prosecution in which 13 conspirators were convicted for their part in a sham travel agency, when a former accountant, Abdul Patel, was convicted.
Spread over 3 trials between 2018-2021, the defendants were convicted of conspiring to make fraudulent claims made to the Civil Aviation Authority. In doing so they attempted to obtain £250,000. The principal defendants, Mohun and Roshan Bhajun, were sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
Confiscation proceedings resulted in Confiscation Orders of £324,000. The victim, the Air Travel Trust, was compensated in full.
Andrew and Jack were instructed by the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS.
Press coverage can be found here.