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Ex-Bridge insolvency partner and accountant sent to prison

Ex-Bridge Business Recovery partner James Bradney and the firm’s former accountant Michael Worrall sentenced to prison terms

28 Feb 2014

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Insolvency partner and accountant both plead guilty to fraud

Ex-Bridge Business Recovery partner James Bradney and the firm’s former accountant Michael Worrall plead guilty to charges of fraud

27 Feb 2014

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Ex-Bridge partner's court date pushed back

Preliminary hearing over fraud allegations against disqualified insolvency practitioner James Bradney and accountant Mike Worrall, pushed back

11 Feb 2014

HMRC issues warning over rise in tax rebate online scam

E-mail scam could see taxpayers defrauded, HMRC warns

10 Feb 2014

Morrisons tax chief held over insider trading allegations

Paul Coyle allegedly purchased Ocado shares prior to announcement of lucrative tie-up

21 Jan 2014

FRC launches investigation into jailed Torex Retail directors

Profession’s watchdog launch investigation of ex-Torex accountant Mark Woodbridge and CEO Christopher Moore after their criminal convictions

04 Dec 2013

Number of businesses suspected of payroll tax fraud rises

The number of businesses suspected of payroll fraud rises 50% in two years

15 Nov 2013

Adviser jailed after altering client tax returns

Altered client tax returns and SA claims saw more than £186,000 falsely filed with the taxman

21 Oct 2013

Madoff's former accountant arrested over $65bn Ponzi scheme

A former accountant for Bernard Madoff was arrested on Thursday, nearly five years after the fraudster's huge Ponzi scheme was uncovered, an FBI spokesman said.

27 Sep 2013

Bridge Business Recovery founder charged with fraud

Co-founder and former partner of collapsed insolvency firm Bridge Business Recovery, James Bradney, has been charged with alleged fraud

20 Sep 2013

Olympus in court for allegedly misleading EY auditors

Serious Fraud Office alleges Olympus and UK subsidiary made false or misleading statements to its EY auditors at Westminster magistrates

13 Sep 2013

Accountant committed fraud to fund drug habit, court hears

An accountant working for Four Seasons Health Care residential homes siphoned off £184,000 from dead residents to fund a drug addiction

06 Sep 2013

SFO charges Olympus over accounting scandal

Serious Fraud Office brings prosecution against Olympus and its UK subsidiary in connection to a £1.1bn accounting scandal

04 Sep 2013

Five arrested after HMRC cyber attack

Five men arrested after a suspected £500,000 tax fraud

29 Aug 2013

Fraudster used online accountancy software to siphon money

An accountant has been jailed for stealing money from a Norwich business using online accountancy technology

27 Aug 2013

Former Grant Thornton US partner pleads guilty to stealing $4m

Ex-Grant Thornton partner Craig Haber pleads guilty to stealing $4m in client payments from the global accounting firm

22 Aug 2013

Montpelier directors charged over alleged £1m tax fraud

CEO Watkin Gittins and former Montpelier Tax Consultants director Martin Calcutt charged over alleged charity relief fraud

20 Aug 2013

Wakefield accountant banned for 14 years

Darren Upton receives 14 year ban from being a company director for swindling client funds designated for the taxman

13 Aug 2013

HMRC updates tax fugitives’ gallery

Taxman updates rogues' gallery of alleged tax fraudsters in a bid to collect hundreds of millions of pounds of lost revenue

09 Aug 2013

Auditors' duties: The burden of expectation

Jane Howard looks at how auditors can best protect their position in light of enhanced expectations and new reporting requirements

31 Jul 2013

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