Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fraud Guidelines

The Sentencing Guidelines Council has just issued definitive guidelines for fraud, an offence that covers a wide range of culpability, from a small-time benefits cheat up to Bernie Madoff and his ilk. It's a big document, and all that a magistrate needs to know is how to handle the lesser offences, and the point at which to send it upstairs to Hizonner and a jury.

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