CourtNewsUK.co.uk, CourtNewsUK.co.uk http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:25:09 GMT NEAL:THREE YEARS FOR SALESMAN INVOLVED IN £1M INVESTMENT CON http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ BROMLEY, ORPINGTON, KESTON, KENT; DUMBARTON; CULLOMPTON, DEVON; TOWCESTER, NORTHANTS A salesman who helped con wealthy pensioners into spending £1million on worthless 'carbon credits' was jailed for three years today (TUES). Harry Neal, 31, was the trusted lieutenant in a gang of fraudsters operating from respectable offices in the City of London. He cold-called retired and elderly victims and convinced them to invest their life savings in the 'green' scheme in the hope of high returns. The scam was set up by his bosses, Clive Griston and Matthew Noad, while they were being investigated over a larger £10m land investment scam. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:54:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ LUPTON:COMPANY BOSS DENIES FLEECING MUSIC FESTIVAL FANS http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ THORNTON HEATH, SOUTH LONDON; READING, BERKS; LEEDS A company director today (tues) denied fleecing customers by selling them bogus tickets to major music festivals. John Lupton, 51, allegedly used multiple companies offering passes to events including Reading and Leeds music festival. Dressed in black, Lupton leaned forward in the glass-enclosed dock and spoke clearly to deny all the charges against him at Southwark Crown Court. He faces four counts of fraudulent trading from businesses Lines Direct Ltd, Williams & Hill Ltd, EU Ticket Stop Ltd and Festival Ticket Store Ltd between May 2009 to November 2012. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:05:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ BRODIE:BENEFIT CHEAT SOCIAL WORKER STRUCK OFF http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ROMFORD, DAGENHAM, ESSEX A social worker who falsely claimed thousands of pounds in benefits was caught out when she left personal documents in a photocopier. Shelly Brodie pocketed £3635 in housing benefits from the London Borough of Redbridge in east London. Brodie was convicted of benefit fraud at Romford Magistrates' Court on 17 January 2012, but then kept the information of her conviction from her employers. She left a copy of an enforcement matter which disclosed the conviction in a photocopier at Barking and Dagenham Children's Social Care Department, the Health Care Professions Council heard. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:06:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ LUPTON: BOSS DENIES TICKET FRAUD http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ BRIGHTON A company director today (tues) denied fleecing customers by selling them bogus tickets to major music festivals. John Lupton, 51, allegedly used multiple companies offering passes to events including Reading and Leeds music festival. Dressed in black, Lupton leaned forward in the glass-enclosed dock and spoke clearly to deny all the charges against him at Southwark Crown Court. He faces four counts of fraudulent trading from businesses Lines Direct Ltd, Williams & Hill Ltd, EU Ticket Stop Ltd and Festival Ticket Store Ltd between May 2009 to November 2012. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:51:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ LOTAY: DEATH DOCTOR DID NOT BOTHER TO LOOK AT BODY http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ROCHESTER, KENT; DULWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON; CHELMSFORD, ESSEX A doctor sent to verify the death of a nursing home resident said 'oh yes, she's dead, let's go back to the office' without examining the body, a tribunal heard. Dr Rajinder Lotay was called to the Valley View Residential Nursing Home, in Rochester, Kent after an elderly woman passed away on 16 December 2012. But she failed to perform a physical examination of the body during her 30-minute visit to verify death, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found. She instead made the comment about returning to the office in front of the deceased's family then falsely recorded on the forms 'no circulation, no respiration', the hearing was told. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:43:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ TRAVIS:DLT VICTIMS ARE 'WORTHY OF BELIEF' http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ AYLESBURY, BUCKS The alleged victims of former Top of the Pops presenter Dave Lee Travis are 'worthy of belief', a court heard today (TUES). Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC asked the jury: 'Of all the Radio One DJs in all the world why did they have to pick him?' The 69-year-old 'opportunist' molested three women who were 'many years younger' than him during a period spanning almost two decades, Southwark Crown Court has heard. Travis, charged under his real name David Griffin, is accused of indecent assaulting a theatre crew member in the early 1990s while he was playing the pantomime baddie in Aladdin. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:28:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/