In a previous article posted to this site on 6 August 2020, consideration has been given to Deferred Prosecution Agreements (‘DPAs’) and, in August 2020, we reported upon the DPA which G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd (‘the company’) had entered into with the Serious Fraud Office. 

It has now been reported that three former executives of the company have been charged with seven counts of committing fraud by false representation against the Ministry of Justice between 2009 and 2012. 

Kangs Solicitors has a proven track record of successfully defending clients facing white collar crime investigations and prosecutions by the major prosecuting authorities including:

  • HMRC | SFO | FCA | BEIS
  • Trading Standards | CPS | Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA) | UK Border Agency | Insolvency Service
  • Competition & Markets Authority | Local Authorities

Recognised as one of the leading criminal defence firms in the country, we are top ranked in Band 1 and Tier 1 for our work in this area by both the leading legal directories Chambers UK and the Legal 500.

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The Circumstances | Kangs Serious Fraud Defence Solicitors

  • The investigation conducted by the Serious Fraud Office into the company’s affairs began in November 2013 and concerns the provision of electronic monitoring service within the criminal justice system. 
  • In March 2014, a civil settlement was reached whereby the company agreed to pay the Ministry of Justice the sum of one hundred and seven million pounds to cover both financial refunds and costs.
  •  In July 2020, a DPA agreed between the parties received Court approval under which it was agreed that the company would not face criminal prosecution.
  • However, the Court has ruled:      

“The DPA only relates to the potential criminal liability of G4S Care & Justice Services (U.K.) Limited and does not address whether liability of any sort attaches to any employee, agent, former employee or former agent of G4S Care & Justice Services (U.K) Limited”.

  • Accordingly, this ruling makes it clear that although the DPA ensured that the company would not be charged with any criminal offences, it did not prevent criminal charges being brought against individuals involved in the conduct of the company’s business.

How Can We Help? | Kangs National Financial Crime Defence Solicitors

For over two decades Kangs Solicitors has represented clients at every stage of fraud investigations and prosecutions of every conceivable nature including:

  • Money Laundering – Tax Evasion – Bribery & Corruption – Mortgage Fraud
  • Conspiracy to Defraud – Duty Evasion & Diversion Fraud – Banking Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud – Boiler Room Fraud – Ponzi Fraud – Pyramid Fraud
  • Fraud on Major Commercial & Public Bodies – NHS Fraud
  • Internet Fraud – Land Banking Fraud – Advance Fee Fraud – Pension Fraud
  • Illegal Money Lending – Immigration Fraud – False Accounting
  • Fraudulent Trading – Carbon Credit Fraud

We can assist you at all stages including:  

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

We appreciate the importance of seeking advice as early as possible and our team is able to quickly and effectively deal with all ancillary matters associated with fraud investigations as detailed above.

Our expert 24/7 Rapid Response Police Station Team is here to assist you on 07989 521 210 should you require advice and assistance out of office hours.

Hamraj Kang leads an award-winning team of lawyers nationally recognised for its excellence and expertise in the area of white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions.

We welcome enquiries by telephone or email.

We provide an initial no obligation consultation from our offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Contact:

Hamraj Kang
hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk
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John Veale
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Aman Murria
amurria@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0161 817 5020 0121 449 9888