Solvent companies accused of being fraudulently in receipt of coronavirus job retention scheme or CBIL monies, etc., could be prosecuted under the Proceeds of Crime Act. We already have a number of such cases on our books.
In January 2016 we reported on a regulatory compliance dispute, where we advised and supported a client who was facing a criminal investigation by the Secretary of State for Business. Our client was highly stressed and believed he was heading at best for a large fine and at worst for a jail term. We are delighted to report that the criminal investigation has now been concluded with no charges being brought against our client. This article revisits the case and how we were able to help.