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Monday, 21 March 2011

"Lawyer On Trial After Fraud Case"


The Assize trial is taking place in the Royal Court

A JERSEY lawyer accused of helping his accountant father in a multi-million-pound fraud has gone on trial in the Royal Court.

Advocate Justin Peter Michel is alleged to have helped to disguise Peter Michel’s wealth in a bid to stop it being confiscated by the authorities.
Following the Island’s most complex money-laundering investigation ever, the accountant was jailed for six years for a catalogue of offences and had just short of £10m confiscated – less than a third of what prosecutors had said should be taken from him.

Justin Michel denies one charge of perverting the course of public justice between 5 July 2001, when the police investigation into his father started, and 31 October 2009, and claims that the property he was given was payment for legal and other services.

2 comments:

  1. Always nice to see an Old Victorian in the dock, LOL!

    One of Justin's best mates (same year at Vic) was Mike Preston, another law-for-hire who featured on the wrong side of one of the abuse cases.

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  2. I am absolutely amazed at the hard and torrid messages above, Justin is innocent until proven otherwise, Democracy is a word the two people who made such stupid comments have forgotten. DEMOCRACY!

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