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B Avoids Prison Despite £114,000 Benefit Fraud

Sarah Batty, Partner,  represented B who was charged with a large scale benefit fraud. The prosecution alleged her gain to be in  the region of £114,000 following false benefit claims made over some 8 years. Having finally admitted her guilt on the day of trial, defence Counsel was able to successfully obtain a Goodyear Direction such that B would not receive an immediate custodial sentence. Nor did her conviction result in a Confiscation Order being imposed.

 

 

Case represented by Sarah Batty, Opus Law.