The Great Insurance Scam
The billion pound a year building insurance scam that is too respectable to prosecute
Quote from Michael Foster's DL MP's letter dated the 24th of December 2004:
'It so happens that I have been at a meeting at which the Attorney General discussed this with the Serious Fraud Office so I know it has been discussed at the highest level.
What seem to be the impediment to criminal proceedings is that the prosecution authorities take the view that there is no intention on the landlords part to act wrongly as they honestly believe that they have a right to make the charges they claim.
To pursue a criminal charge one has to not only prove the facts but also the criminal intent and the prosecuting authorities seem to think that is missing.
Personally I do not share this view but it is definitely the view of the criminal authorities...'
An extract from Mr Foster's letter to Ken Jones Chief Constable Sussex Police:
'My first concern is that it would seem that the Serious Fraud Office, Sussex Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (upon whom Sussex Police depended) have bizarrely decided that the activity is not even unlawful. I cannot accept that and must please ask for a further review'
The only problem here is that the letter containing these comments was never seen by Ken Jones.
Mr Foster is a qualified solicitor. The initials DL after his name stand for Deputy Lieutenant of the county. You cannot get more respectable than that.