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Over $100,000.00 alleged fraud discontinued by Prosecutors

Alan Phillips lawyer - In late 2017 Alan Phillips' client was charged with fraud to the value of over $30,000.00. The allegation was that our client was part of a plan involving three other people, to make a false claim for insurance, based on a false diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


Alan Phillips' client was married to a woman who was diagnosed with MS. She had a life insurance policy and received a payout of over $100,000.00. The allegation was that our client then convinced his friend and his friend's wife, to falsely claim that she also was diagnosed with MS.


The friend's wife attended a doctor and pretended to have symptoms of MS. When she was tested, Alan Phillips' client substituted herself for the healthy woman, and the tests came back indicating she also had MS. She received a payout of over $300,000.00 from insurance.


The client's friend's ex-wife made full admissions to police of her involvement in the scheme and was convicted after pleading guilty. Her husband committed suicide. Alan Phillips' client's wife proceeded to trial and was convicted. She was sentenced to a lengthy period of imprisonment.


Alan Phillips of our office advised our client to run a Basha hearing to test the evidence of people who had provided statements against him prior to a trial commencing. Scott Lynch of Counsel was briefed. The witnesses performed poorly and were not credible. Following a submission made to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the case against Alan Phillips' client was discontinued. His client was therefore the only one out of three people charged to be acquitted.


If you require expert assistance with your matters, contact Alan Phillips on 0403846238.

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