Sushil Kumar secures not guilty verdicts for client in multi-million pound fraud
After a 6 month trial at Wood Green Crown Court, Sushil Kumar of 25 Bedford Row, led by Paul Hodgkinson of Exchange Chambers, secured Not Guilty verdicts for their client. The case was prosecuted by HMRC and concerned a complex multi-million pound VAT and duty evasion fraud, where Paul and Sushil’s client was the Director of one of the companies involved. The client was in the exceptional position of having been found unfit after the end of the prosecution’s case and was then made subject to an actus reus trial. This meant that the jury had merely to be sure of his participation in the fraud and could convict him without considering whether or not he had behaved dishonestly. Their client was found Not Guilty on all 7 of the 9 counts which he faced. 5 of the 7 other defendants who faced trial in the normal way were convicted. Paul and Sushil were instructed by Ben Richardson and Bridie Kelly of Richardson Lissack.