Operation Recoil

Robin Shellard (Leading Junior) together with Ellen McAnaw (Led Junior) successfully prosecute £7.5 million fraud on behalf of the Serious Economic, Organised Crime and International Directorate.

Jian Heng Liang, a Director of a chain of Chinese takeaways based throughout the South West, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation accepting that he had laundered millions of pounds through casinos and injected them into the business to artificially inflate the company’s profits in order to secure a £7.5 million pound loan from a venture capital firm. He was sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment. The company’s Financial Controller, Muhammad Farooka, was convicted of a related VAT fraud following a three week trial at Bristol Crown Court. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for 21 months.