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Conspiracy to Defraud

The term “conspiracy” suggests premeditation, often an aspect of more serious crimes. If you have been accused of conspiracy to defraud, this means that law enforcers believe that you and a number of others have worked together to plan an illegal act of deceit or dishonesty that will lead to your considerable financial gain, or someone else’s loss.

How Can DPP Business & Tax Help?

Being accused of conspiracy to defraud can lead to extremely severe penalties, so getting in touch with expert conspiracy solicitors at an early stage is vital. DPP Business & Tax employs highly experienced solicitors for conspiracy to defraud, and our firm has more than 30 years of experience in successfully defending clients accused of fraudulent activity. We’ll work closely and transparently with you to gather all the information and evidence required to form a powerful defence and see justice served.

Matters Related to a Conspiracy to Defraud Charge

Two or more people planning to commit a fraud-related offence can be accused of conspiracy to defraud. The offence of fraud itself does not need to have taken place for a person to be found guilty. Conspiracy to defraud sentencing may stretch to a decade in prison, so this kind of accusation is not one that should be taken lightly, and experts solicitors for conspiracy to defraud should be sought as soon as the allegations are made.

The main forms of conspiracy to defraud are:

  1. Making an illegal gain – financial or other
  2. Causing another’s loss or creating a risk of loss
  3. Activities that achieve both of the above ends

Both instances will be considered fraud if they were approached through means of intentional false representation, including failure to declare information or abuse of position.

If you have been accused of conspiracy to defraud, that may be because you are suspected of related offences including:

  • Bribery
  • Collusion
  • Concealment of material facts
  • Conspiracy
  • Corruption
  • Deception
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • False representation
  • Forgery
  • Misappropriation
  • Theft

All of the above are serious offences with hefty penalties attached. DPP Business & Tax are experienced solicitors for conspiracy to defraud. By contacting us, you will give yourself the best opportunity to see your charges lessened, commuted or dropped entirely.

Frequently Asked Questions

What constitutes conspiracy to defraud?

The definition of conspiracy to defraud in case law is either “an agreement by two or more persons by dishonesty to deprive a person of something which is his or to which he is or would be or might be entitled or an agreement by two or more by dishonesty to injure some proprietary right of his suffices to constitute the offence” or “an agreement to deceive a person into acting contrary to the duty he owes to his clients or employers”.

What sentence does conspiracy to defraud carry?

Conspiracy to defraud sentencing can be severe. The maximum sentence for conspiracy to defraud is ten years in prison, though lesser sentences of fines or community orders may also be handed down.

How many types of conspiracy to defraud are there?

Conspiracy to defraud can be defined in terms of either “Economic loss” or “Non-economic loss”, but can also be divided into fraud that leads to the perpetrator’s illegal gain – financial or otherwise, and fraud that leads to another individual’s loss.

The experienced conspiracy solicitors at DPP Business & Tax will take in every aspect of your case, examine evidence and interview witnesses in order to strengthen your position, and will also provide expert defence in a court of law. Our solicitors for conspiracy to defraud will offer you expert advice and guidance every step of the way. Contact us today.

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