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Second man extradited to face major fraud case

Second man extradited to face major fraud case

Friday 03 August 2018

Second man extradited to face major fraud case

Friday 03 August 2018

A second man has been extradited to Jersey to be charged in the Royal Court in connection with a multi-million alleged fraud involving the Belgravia Financial Services Group.

Paul David Barber was yesterday detained in the UK and brought to the island by Jersey Police officers.

The Dulwich-born 55-year-old will appear in Court this morning alongside Russell Stephen King (59), who was last week extradited from the Kingdom of Bahrain to be indicted on serious allegations of fraud and forgery surrounding the attempted sale of the Belgravia Financial Services Group, and an attempt to misappropriate millions forming part of the estate of his former business partner, Duncan Hickman. 

He appeared in court in a wheelchair less than 24 hours after his extradition, leading Commissioner Julian Clyde-Smith to conclude that he should have more time to consider the charges against him and seek legal assistance. 

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Pictured: Mr King leaving court last week.

Deemed a “flight risk”, he was remanded in custody at HM Prison La Moye where he would be able to receive medical attention due to health issues and his inability to walk or stand.

Mr King will today give his pleas to 28 separate counts of alleged wrongdoing, including 11 of forgery, one of attempted fraud and three of stealing.

Mr Barber is to be indicted on the same number of counts: forgery (11), attempted fraud (1), uttering a forged document (1), falsification of accounts (7), fraudulent conversations (5) and larceny (3).

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