Steven Ball helps to secure acquittal of businessman on fraud charges.

Steven Ball helps to secure acquittal of businessman on fraud charges.

A jury has returned verdicts of not guilty in respect of three charges of fraudulently transferring property in default of creditors before a company was wound up on the petition of HMRC. The charges related to a total of over 370,000 pounds which the Defendant asserted represented inter- company loans and he denied any dishonesty. Steven Ball defended Lee Spencer in a trial prosecuted on behalf of the Insolvency Service and heard at Liverpool Crown Court by Judge Garrett Byrne over the past two weeks. The jury also acquitted in respect of a single count of failing to keep accounting records but he was convicted of one count of failing to preserve accounting records and one count of misconduct in the course of winding up relating to the delivery of company books and papers to the liquidator. Sentencing has been adjourned to a later date.

Steven was instructed by Mark Davies of Sonn MacMillan Walker.

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