The Pensions Regulator extradites pension fraud suspect to the UK

29 March 2021

In a first, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has worked in conjunction with the police to secure the extradition of 61-year-old, Alan Barratt, from Spain to the UK, in relation to a pension fraud prosecution case.

Barratt, originally from Essex, was arrested in Alicante and, on 20 March 2021, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He was released on conditional bail, must stay in the UK and give up his passport, and the case has been postponed until 13 April 2021.

He is accused of fraud by abuse of position, along with two other individuals, relating to their time spent as trustees of pension schemes. Between 2012 and 2014, TPR states that 245 savers were encouraged to transfer pension savings equating to £13.7 million into 11 pension schemes, which were controlled by the aforementioned individuals.

Susan Dalton, 65, from Greater Manchester and Julian Hanson, 56, of Batley are the individuals accused along with Barratt. Dalton appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 8 January 2021, and Hanson appeared on summons on 29 January 2021.

 


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