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Andrew Hope secures acquittal in fraud trial

February 4, 2016

This week Andrew Hope’s client was acquitted of counts of Fraud by false representation and Possession of a counterfeit passport following a 6-day trial at Kingston Crown Court.

It was alleged that the defendant had presented and was in possession of a fake Nigerian passport in order to obtain employment.

His defence was that his employer had been aware of his status, had only required him to provide two photographs and others had been employed in a similar way.

The trial proceeded against a backdrop of a series of disclosure hearings which included the issuing of 3rd party witness summons ( a local authority and the employer) and S.8 CPIA applications.

Andrew was instructed by Docras Funmi Solicitors