Conman's son took over 'family' business.The son of a professional conman took over his father's fraudulent company after he was jailed, a court heard.
Colne Valley The Colne Valley is a steep sided valley on the east flank of the Pennine Hills in the English county of West Yorkshire. It takes its name from the River Colne which rises above the town of Marsden and flows eastward along the floor of the valley. man Jonathan Duggan, also known as Ripley, ran the fake company after John Duggan was locked up for six years last year.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Duggan kept the business, Professional Builders, going and conned suppliers out of materials.
His barrister barrister: see attorney.
One of two types of practicing lawyers in Britain (the other is the solicitor). Barristers engage in advocacy (trial work), and only they may argue cases before a high court. , Jonathan Oultram, said his client was not the 'apprentice in waiting' when he defrauded Thompson's Directory out of pounds 7,000 in September last year.
But the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Stephen Gullick, told Duggan he had been a "willing apprentice".
Ordering Ripley, 25, of Leymoor Road, Golcar, to serve a 36-week jail sentence jail sentence jail n → peine f de prison , suspended for two years, he said: "I have not the slightest doubt you knew why your father had been locked up and you decided to take up the mantle.
"You knew perfectly well what was going on and you could have taken steps to cancel the orders."
Ripley was also ordered to serve a 120-hour community punishment order and pay pounds 1,200 costs.
A man involved in the elder Duggan's frauds was Damion Barratt, 26, of Freeman Road, Southowram.
Prosecutor Richard Newbury said Barratt was involved at an earlier stage and had a hand in more of the dodgy dodgy - Synonym with flaky. Preferred outside the US companies.
Mr Newbury said that building companies had been set up since 2002 and ordered materials and equipment from suppliers who were never paid.
Each company was wound up after only a few months and a fresh company set up.
Barratt also played a part in setting up a firm, Gas Zone, which ripped off the public.
Judge Gullick jailed Barratt for 18 months.