UK Fraud Act 2006 - Section 13 Evidence
The Fraud 2006 Act gives a statutory definition of the criminal offence of fraud, defining it in three classes – fraud by false representation, fraud by failing to disclose information, and fraud by abuse of position. It provides that a person found guilty of fraud was liable to a fine or imprisonment for up to twelve months on summary conviction (six months in Northern Ireland), or a fine or imprisonment for up to ten years on conviction on indictment.
UK Fraud Act 2006 – Section 13 Evidence
(1)A person is not to be excused from—
(a) answering any question put to him in proceedings relating to property, or
(b) complying with any order made in proceedings relating to property,
on the ground that doing so may incriminate him or his spouse or civil partner of an offence under this Act or a related offence.
(2) But, in proceedings for an offence under this Act or a related offence, a statement or admission made by the person in—
(a) answering such a question, or
(b) complying with such an order,
is not admissible in evidence against him or (unless they married or became civil partners after the making of the statement or admission) his spouse or civil partner.
(3) “Proceedings relating to property” means any proceedings for—
(a) the recovery or administration of any property,
(b) the execution of a trust, or
(c) an account of any property or dealings with property,
and “property” means money or other property whether real or personal (including things in action and other intangible property).
(4) “” means—
(a) conspiracy to defraud;
(b) any other offence involving any form of fraudulent conduct or purpose.
Fraud Act 2006 - Section 13
Changes to legislation: There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Fraud Act 2006....
Edward de Saram has truly run out of options…
Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)