R v SH & 9 others 2018 – Southwark CC – Fraud (Operation Willsbridge)
We successfully represented SH who was charged with being party to a large scale International Fraud against a number of Film Rental Equipment Companies who were based across the Globe.
The Fraud was organised from the UK where the Organised Crime Group assumed the identities of some legitimate businesses in the industry. They were able to dupe associated Insurance companies as well and arrange various hire contracts over a significant period that were worth £2.1m.
Ultimately the Crown were persuaded that the evidence of a Global Conspiracy was not present in SH’s case and the indictment was amended to a single substantive money laundering offence in his case. SH was duly acquitted by the Jury.
We instructed James Martin of 5 King’s Bench Walk, Barristers’ Chambers