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  • Boiler Room fraudster sentenced

    14 April 2014

    John Laurence Curtin was today sentenced to 3 years' imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court for his part in a£4 million boiler room fraud. Curtin, an Irish National, (DoB 09/02/1976) was one of five conspirators convicted for their roles in this conspiracy to defraud investors in the UK.

  • SFO lawyer appointed QC

    11 April 2014

    Senior SFO barrister Stuart Alford will be sworn in as Queen's Counsel on Monday, 14 April, bringing to three the number of SFO in-house QCs. Mr Alford is Head of Division in the SFO's Special Projects Group, overseeing a team of 70 case investigators and lawyers investigating the manipulation of LIBOR and other projects including the Barclays-Qatar investigation.

  • Boiler-room fraudster sentenced to additional four years

    02 April 2014

    A fraudster sentenced for running a Spanish based boiler room fraud, which took in over £1.3million from UK investors has been ordered today at Canterbury Magistrates' court to serve an additional prison term for failure to pay a million pound confiscation order.