The first defendant James Presswell was found guilty after a 5-week trial of 6 counts of fraud through abuse of trust and money laundering. The offending occurred over a period of 6 years and involved the defendant siphoning off £130,000 in monies obtained from the company director's Directors Loan Account, granting himself a further £70,000 in unauthorised pay increases for himself and another, and fraud involving abuse of a company credit card and company car.
When sentencing the first defendant HHJ Johnson remarked "I have no doubt that what operated on your mind were two vices, envy and greed." Mr Presswell received a sentence of 3 years and 6 months' imprisonment."
Kevin has built up a wealth of experience over 20 years in fraud and serious crime and is often instructed as leading counsel. The core of Kevin’s practice is fraud, revenue evasion, money laundering, and healthcare frauds. Kevin is often instructed in multi-million-pound fraud cases involving large volumes of complex material calling upon Kevin’s keen eye for detail.
Danielle Barden specialises in criminal and extradition law. Danielle also practises in public, prison and civil law. She regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts for both the prosecution and the defence in a range of criminal matters, including both general and white collar crime.