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Tom Baker: news

Tom Baker acts as junior for the FCA in the prosecution of Alex Hope, convicted of £5m investment fraud and FSMA 2000 offences and sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment.
3.2.2015

Tom Baker, led by Sarah Clarke of Serjeants Inn Chambers, was instructed by the FCA to prosecute Alex Hope for fraud by false representation and for offences contrary to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.  Hope operated a forex trading ponzi scheme defrauding investors of over £5m.  On 9 January 2015, Hope was convicted unanimously of fraud and on 30 January 2015 he was sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment.  His co-defendant, Raj Von Badlo, who pleaded guilty to recklessly making misleading statements, contrary to section 397 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

For further details please click HERE.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2630607/Catering-manager-posed-City-whizzkid-used-investors-cash-buy-popstar-Rihanna-Cristal-champagne-65-000-bar-bill-Mayfair-nightclub.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/30/city-fraudster-alex-hope-investors-cash-fca

http://www.fca.org.uk/news/alex-hope-and-raj-von-badlo-sentenced-following-fca-prosecution

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03.12.2014

Tom Baker acts as junior for the FCA in the prosecution of Alex Hope for £5m investment fraud and FSMA 2000 offences.

Tom Baker, led by Sarah Clarke of Serjeants Inn Chambers, is currently instructed by the FCA to prosecute Alex Hope for fraud.  Hope is alleged to have operated a forex trading ponzi scheme defrauding investors of over £5m.

For further details please click below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2857760/Currency-trader-fleeced-international-footballer-50-000-splashed-2million-investors-cash-playboy-lifestyle.html

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/currency-whizz-kid-masterminded-55m-ponzi-fraud-9897254.html


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