Fraudulent Trading Prosecution

Suffolk County Council’s prosecution of rogue trader Mark Everett was recently concluded after a confiscation order was made against him under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Mr Everett had previously pleaded guilty to a single charge of fraudulent trading, contrary to s.9 of the Fraud Act 2006 in the context of his trade as a builder. He was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.

The monies confiscated from Mr Everett, which represent the benefit from his offending, amount to nearly £50,000 and will go towards compensating his victims. He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs in excess of £20,000.

Alison Hollis was instructed by Suffolk Trading Standards in both the criminal prosecution and subsequent confiscation proceedings.