On 19th November 2013, a Southwark Crown Court jury returned guilty verdicts in respect of corrupt payments made by the defendant, Witold Kuzminski, in order to secure contracts for his company with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Department for Constitutional Affairs (now known as the Ministry of Justice). A co-defendant, contractor Frank Milford, entered guilty pleas at an earlier hearing. John Warrington, instructed by the CPS Central Fraud Group, appeared on behalf of the prosecution.