Vivienne Tanchel’s Client Acquitted of Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Laundering in Excess of £2million
Vivienne Tanchel was instructed as leading junior to represent Mr X, one of 10 defendants, said to be the trusted and longstanding book keeper of the main defendant, in a £2million fraud against small businesses. It was alleged that the businesses were sold packages enabling them to switch energy suppliers on the false premise that they would receive significant refunds for historic over-payments in their gas and electricity bills.
During a 4 month trial at Nottingham Crown Court, Mr X was acquitted of conspiracy to defraud at the close of the prosecution case after a successful submission of no case to answer made on his behalf.
At the end of the trial the jury returned a not guilty verdict on the money laundering allegation.