Harlequin boss jailed for 12 years for £226m fraud

Harlequin chairman David Ames, the man behind a £226m SIPP-based fraud which hit 8,000 victims, was today jailed at Southwark Crown Court for 12 years.


Fraudster guilty of £226m Harlequin Group scam

A jury at Southwark Crown Court has today found guilty David Ames, 70, one of the key figures behind the extensive £226m Harlequin fraud which conned many pension investors.


SFO charges Harlequin chairman with 3 counts of fraud

The Serious Fraud Office has today charged David Ames, chairman of the Harlequin Group of companies, which was used by Sipp investors, with three counts of Fraud by Abuse of Position, contrary to section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006.

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