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Laura Hobson successfully prosecutes nine defendants for conspiracy to defraud
Wednesday 11th July 2012
Laura Hobson has successfully prosecuted nine defendants for conspiracy to defraud the Department for Work and Pensions.
The defendants had all involved themselves in the fraudulent obtaining of ‘crisis loans’ from the Department for Work and Pensions. They invented stories in order to claim hardship themselves, and were paid ‘commission’ by others whom they had encouraged to make false claims, and in some cases had made claims in entirely false identities in order to obtain payments.
On 6 July 2012 at Warwick Crown Court, seven of the nine defendants received sentences of immediate imprisonment. Daniel Laws, who was the ringleader of a conspiracy that obtained over £30,000 from the public purse, received a sentence of 21 months' imprisonment on 9 July.