Serious Fraud Office
Three former G4S executives charged with fraud against taxpayer
The Serious Fraud Office has charged three former executives of G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd (G4S C&J) with multiple offences in relation to a multi-year scheme to defraud the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Richard Morris, former Managing Director of G4S C&J, Mark Preston, former Commercial Director of G4S C&J’s electronic monitoring business, and James Jardine, former Finance Manager and Acting Commercial Director of G4S C&J’s electronic monitoring business, have each been charged with seven offences of fraud in connection to false representations made to the MoJ between 2009 and 2012.
The individuals appeared for their first hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday 8th September 2020. They are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 6th October 2020.
These are active proceedings and the Strict Liability Rule in the Contempt of Court Act applies. Reporting restrictions are also in place with respect to aspects of these proceedings. The relevant orders can be found here.
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