Three appear in court in connection with pension fraud
14 April 2021
Alan Barratt, Susan Dalton and Julian Hanson attended Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 13 April 2021 charged with fraud by abuse of position.
An investigation by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) indicates that between 2012 and 2014, nearly 250 individuals saving for their retirement were encouraged to transfer their pensions into 11 pension schemes which were controlled by Barratt, Dalton and Hanson. The combined amounts equated to £13.7 million.
Whilst Dalton pleaded guilty to the charge, Barratt gave a not guilty plea, and Hanson did not give a plea at all. They were all released on conditional bail and must attend Southwark Crown Court on 11 May 2021.
Barratt was arrested in Alicante, Spain and then extradited to the UK.
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