Another alleged financial crime in the Jersey courts!!!
It cannot be lost on Jersey residents that the attorney general and the law officers have in the last 18 months upped their game in going after white-collar crimes. And in doing so, they are looking beyond the finance industry.
As noted in the JEP on Tuesday 23rd 2021……………
Telecoms chief executive in court on the charge of attempted fraud
A JERSEY businessman has appeared in court charged with attempting to defraud an insurance company.
Gary Whipp (58), chief executive of telecoms firm Newtel, appeared in the Magistrate's Court yesterday [23 February] alongside a colleague, Sabri Mokrani (41). Both accused of trying to defraud Allianz Insurance following a collision involving a company vehicle last year.
Mr Whipp, a former director of Jersey Post, is a well-known figure in Jersey's business community.
In 2011 he was one of Jigsaw Online Services' founders, which enabled customers in Jersey to buy products from online retailers VAT-free.
He is also behind the freight forwarding service Ship2me and the mobile phone business "me:mo".
Advocate James Bell, defending Mr Whipp, and Advocate Mike Preston, defending Mr Mokrani, said they had not received all the relevant case papers. Relief Magistrate Michael O'Connor agreed to adjourn the case until 9 March.