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Two fugitives wanted for questioning in Solar Energy investigation

20 March, 2017 | News Releases

Two British nationals, Ludovic Black (also known as Victor Black) and David Diaz (also known as David Black and David Stark), are wanted for questioning by the Serious Fraud Office as part of its ongoing investigation into Solar Energy Savings Limited, PV Solar Direct Limited and Ultra Energy Global Limited.

Ludovic Black and his brother David Diaz, former Directors of Solar Energy Savings Limited, failed to attend Blacon and Runcorn police stations in Cheshire on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Both men are wanted for questioning in relation to suspected offences of fraud and conspiracy believed to have taken place between 1 July 2011 and 18 January 2013. 

Both men were last known to have addresses in the Cheshire and Greater Manchester area. Any members of the public who have information relating to the current whereabouts of either man can contact the SFO, in confidence, on 0207 084 4806 or at solar@sfo.gsi.gov.uk.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, in complete anonymity, on 0800 555 111 or by using their non-traceable online format crimestoppers-uk.org.

Notes to Editors:

  1. The SFO investigation commenced as a result of information provided to the SFO by Greater Manchester Police. It concerns the companies Solar Energy Savings Limited, PV Solar Direct Limited and Ultra Energy Global Limited.
  2. David Diaz is also known as David Black and David Stark. Ludovic Black is also known as Victor Black. See pictures below.
  3. Please note that the SFO’s investigation concerns Solar Energy Savings Limited, which had a registered number with Companies House of 07049599. Other companies exist that have similar names but are not part of our investigation.
  4. The SFO announced the opening of this investigation in December 2014. The investigation concerns the selling of solar panels to customers of Solar Energy Savings Limited, a company formerly based in the North West, and the offer of a “360 Returns Scheme” promising customers to have returned to them 100% of their purchase monies on maturity.  PV Solar Direct Limited and Ultra Energy Global Limited were then also used to generate further sales of solar panels.  The nationwide suspected fraud is believed to have created many victims, the majority of whom are older people, estimated to have together lost over £13m.

David Diaz

Ludovic Black

Ludovic Black