R v Akpom

Following a two week trial, a jury at Croydon Crown Court unanimously convicted Azu Akpom of misconduct in a public office and five counts of fraud in connection with his work as a Registrar for the LB Newham. 

Mr Akpom had fraudulently issued false birth certificates to a gang of fraudsters who had then gone on to use them to claim benefits. Paul Raudnitz and Kerry Broome prosecuted. 

The case was a multi-agency prosecution uniting UKBA and the LB Newham and with assistance from the DWP and HMRC.

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