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Six charged in investigation into purchases from Total Asset Ltd

9 Ionawr, 2015 | Eitemau newyddion

Six individuals, who have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, today appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in relation to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the purchase of alleged false and inflated receivables agreements by KBC Lease (UK) Ltd (“KBC”) and Barclays Asset Finance from Total Asset Ltd (“TAL”).

Stephen Dartnell, George Alexander and Kerry Lloyd, formerly of TAL, Elfed Thomas and Carl Cumiskey, formerly of H2O Networks Ltd, and Simon Mundy, formerly of KBC, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in connection with an investigation into the purchase of a number of agreements by KBC and Barclays Asset Finance from TAL. Mr Dartnell, Mr Mundy and Ms Lloyd were also charged with conspiracy to give corrupt payments in connection with the same agreements, which were referred by KBC to the SFO in October 2010.

The defendants will appear at Southwark Crown Court on 22 January.

Notes to editors:

  1. As proceedings are now underway, the strict liability rule in the Contempt of Court Act 1981 now applies.