The former CEO of the German payment processing firm Wirecard, billionaire Markus Braun, has been arrested for fraud on charges of false accounting and market manipulation.
International Wirecard fraud uncoveredPosted on 3 Jul, 2020
Online hearingsPosted on 29 Jun, 2020
One of the many consequences of the Lockdown is that Virtual or Online Court hearings have become the norm in civil litigation. Recent experience suggests that they can, at their best, work very efficiently but
The battle continues over the UK’s largest divorce settlementPosted on 19 Jun, 2020
Tatiana Akhmedova is fighting to obtain the divorce settlement she is owed by her Russian billionaire ex-husband following the UK’s biggest ever divorce settlement.
Government review of Horizon IT system failure launchedPosted on 12 Jun, 2020
The Government has launched a review into the failings of the Fujitsu Horizon IT system that caused Post Office Branch Managers to be falsely accused of fraud.
Embezzlement – The impact on a family businessPosted on 5 Jun, 2020
A retired accounts worker has been jailed for stealing more than £400,000 over nine years from the brewery where she was employed. Lesley Freestone had worked for the family-owned St Austell Brewery for more than
Cash as a cluePosted on 29 May, 2020
A recent case in Yorkshire shows the importance of cash as a clue in forensic investigations. People with large amounts of cash who cannot give a realistic reason for its source may be suspected of
The ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’Posted on 22 May, 2020
The Evening Standard has recently won a case allowing it to view previously undisclosed documents in the ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’ case but is not allowed to name the couple at the centre of the allegations. The National
“Individual measures” taken in Vatican forensic investigationPosted on 15 May, 2020
The Holy See has announced that ‘individual measures’ have been taken against officials in a financial investigation that has been ongoing in its secretariat for months.
Valuing a ‘mothballed’ businessPosted on 1 May, 2020
Even if the country, if not the world, appears to be in stasis, life goes on as before at a granular level; babies are born, birthdays are celebrated and couples split up. As many of
Forensic investigation opens ‘can of worms’ for LookersPosted on 27 Apr, 2020
Motor sales group Lookers, which has been undertaking financial investigations since March, has now revealed that alleged fraud in the company could cost it £4 million. A recent statement from the firm said that the