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UK solar fraudster escapes jail over use of alias in SFO case

By Abhishek Kumar and Martin Coyle
  • 13 Feb 2024 13:18
  • 13 Feb 2024 13:18
A fraudster who was previously jailed for scamming 1,500 solar-panel investors out of 17 million pounds ($21 million) escaped a return to jail today, in spite of using an alias in breach of a UK court order.
David Black was convicted at Westminster Magistrates Court in London in December as part

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Martin Coyle

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Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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