Boss jailed for £500,000 ghost worker scam on Navy

May 2008
Professional Engineering;5/7/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p8
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The article reports the James McLaughlan of Ayrshire, Scotland has been accused for defrauding £500,000 from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) during an upgrade program of Royal Navy site in Plymouth, England. London's Southwark Crown Court alleged that the scam involves clocking in several ghost staff and repeated bribes. Thus, McLaughlan paid up to 58 non-existent scaffolders for a full shift for supposedly helping the upgrading of the nuclear submarine repair and refuelling facility.


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