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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.


  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.

  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!