Alison Lambert leading Michael Coley secure convictions against seven defendants following an investigation by Essex County Council Trading Standards Department. Four defendants were convicted of conspiracy to defraud by mis-selling and money laundering and three defendants were convicted of money laundering. The case concerned mis-selling by four linked companies of products sold as “add ons” to a solar system. The value of the fraud was £300k and the four companies turned over £6.5m in a 19 and a half month period. The seven defendants are due to be sentenced next month.