The charge of fraudulent trading
relates to Roberts receiving money for deals that did not exist.
Now gang leader Paul Hanna, 51, from Leicester, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for fraudulent trading
The 55-year-old was jailed for six years in October last year after admitting fraudulent trading
after more than 500 complaints were lodged about his Derby-based Wyvern Media firm.
Ahmad, of Princess Gardens, Dewsbury, admitted fraudulent trading
and was jailed for 15 months at Leeds Crown Court in April.
After a five-year investigation, sparked by Trading Standards and Consumer Direct spotting a pattern of complaints and contacting Merseyside Police, George Williams and his operations manager, Gayle Leahair, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and fraudulent trading
Philip Murray-Shelley received five years for conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, while his wife was jailed for two and a half years for fraudulent trading
and conspiracy to steal.
An efficient response and a thorough investigation revealed a maior fraudulent trading
exercise, resulting in more than 1,300 items of jewellery being seized.
The pair were both jailed for two years at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday after admitting fraudulent trading
Simon Foster, 48, from the south of Staffordshire; Stuart Cox, 40, from the West Midlands and Johnathan Husselbee, aged 36, from the south of Staffordshire were convicted of fraudulent trading
and conspiracy to defraud on Tuesday at Stafford Crown Court.
Michael Bancroft, aged 69, is charged with conspiracy to corrupt, three counts of fraudulent trading
and money laundering.
Daniel Gray, Margaret Gray, 48, of Lamonby Way, Cramlington, and Rush, 50, of Lavendon Close, Cramlington, are also jointly charged with fraudulent trading
and failing to keep accounting records.
These things distinguish fraudulent trading
from normal investment banking business.