R v V; R v M

Criminal law – Fraud. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the prosecution's application for leave to appeal a terminating ruling pursuant to s 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The judge had upheld the defendants' submission of no case to answer in respect of a count of fraud, contrary to s 1(4) of the Fraud Act 2006. The court held that the prosecution had been entitled to suggest that the defendants, who were accused of acting as unlicensed gangmasters, had occupied a position where they had been expected to safeguard or not to act against the interests of the workers pursuant to s 4 of the 2006 Act.

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