In the Media

CPS drops fraud charges in referral-fee case

PUBLISHED December 5, 2011

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped charges against 11 solicitors and doctors after an investigation into an alleged insurance fraud.

The group had faced charges including conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in relation to the payment of after-the-event legal expenses premiums as well as referral fees. However, the CPS said today that the practices it had investigated were widely known in the sector and not regarded as fraudulent.

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