Roger Pearson

Roger Pearson is legal correspondent

Insight / Called to Account: July 2019

In this month’s round up of the latest scandals, convictions and penalties, an accountant avoids jail over £90k expenses fiddle, a Porsche-loving fraudster gets four-year sentence, a charity finance manager is jailed for £170,000 invoice fraud while the Charity Commission finds serious mismanagement and misconduct by the trustees and CEO of a poverty aid charity

Insight / Accountant spared jail over £90k in phantom taxi trips

A chartered accountant with Big Four accounting firm Deloitte, who billed bosses for over £90,000 in phantom Uber taxi journeys during a three-year expenses scam, has been spared jail

Insight / Accountant admits £224k fraud used for holiday homes

A former PwC accountant and executive with the television company behind The X Factor and American Idol pleaded guilty today (Monday) to defrauding his former bosses out of more than £224,000 to pay off two holiday homes in Portugal

Insight / Ex Fisher Phillips partner admits £2m theft

The four-week trial of an accountant accused of fraud and thefts totalling £2m folded dramatically today on its second day.

Tax / Barrister gets three years for £628k VAT fraud

The Court of Appeal has upheld conviction of barrister Rohan Pershad, and sentence of three and a half years imprisonment for £628,000 VAT fraud carried out over 12 years

Tax / Law firm FC guilty of council tax fraud