R v Hopkins and Passlow (2015)

David Groome and Ari Alibhai acted in the successful private prosecution of the directors of Digicam International Ltd for a sophisticated and prolonged fraud on the Football Association Premier League and Sky.  Both defendants received sentences of three and a half years in a case described by the judge as both serious and complex. The defendants gained well in excess of half a million pounds as a result of the fraud and caused losses of many hundreds of thousands of pounds to FA Premier League and Sky. The case was brought on behalf of FA Premier League, investigated by Surrey police with the assistance of The Federation Against Copyright Theft. David and Ari were instructed by solicitors DLA Piper.

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