'pounds 5M FRAUD' 5 IN COURT; INVESTIGATE.
Byline: Penman ;Sommerlad
THESE are the five defendants behind an alleged Beijing Beijing (bā-jĭng) or Peking (pē-kĭng, pā–), city (1994 est. urban pop. 6,093,300; 1994 est. total pop. 7,240,700), capital of the People's Republic of China. It is in central Hebei prov. Olympics ticket fraud. They are accused of failing to supply 10,000 tickets worth pounds 5million.
Martin Evans Sir Martin John Evans FRS (born 1 January 1941) is a British scientist, credited with discovering how to culture embryonic stem cells in 1981, and for his work in the development of the knockout mouse and the related technology of gene targeting. , prosecuting for the Serious Fraud Office, told Camberwell Magistrates court on Thursday: "The allegations arise out of the operation of the Xclusive group of companies, in particular the selling on the internet of tickets for the Beijing Olympics and various music festivals."
Terence Shepherd, 51, Allan Schaverien, 65, Alan Scott
Alan Scott is a fictional character, a superhero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. Publication history , 55, and Cyril Gold, 67, are charged with Fraud Act offences.
Shepherd and his wife Margaret Canty-Shepherd, 49, are charged with money-laundering. All were released on conditional bail. The case was adjourned until January, when it is due to be sent to Crown Court for trial.
CANTY-SHEPHERD ALLAN SCHAVERIEN CYRIL GOLD ALAN SCOTT CHARGES Terence Shepherd