Cameron principally prosecutes on behalf of the leading government agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and CPS Fraud Divisions. Cameron occasionally defends in cases of complex fraud.
Cameron has particular experience in large scale VAT/ MTIC and investor frauds, having been involved in a number of such cases brought by CPS Fraud Divisions as leading, evidential and disclosure Counsel. He also has significant experience in corruption cases, having dealt with a number of such cases on behalf of the Serious Fraud Office and the CPS. He has also acted as a LPP Counsel in a number of significant cases.
Cameron has been involved in the prosecution and defence of a number of related and non-related confiscation/ recovery of proceeds of crime cases, under both the CJA 1988 and POCA regimes.
Notable Financial & Corporate Crime cases
R v David Lee
Convictions secured on behalf of BIS in relation to trading under a prohibited name and fraudulently failing to disclose the removal of assets from a company. Cameron acted as sole Prosecution Counsel. Confiscation order made in the amount of £160,000, following legal argument about the impact of R v Neuberg.
Operation Decade - R v Warman & 2 Others
Cameron was one of two juniors (led by Jonathan Kinnear QC) in this successful prosecution of an accountant and two property developers charged with evading over £1 million in income tax, through the double manipulation of their accounts and tax returns. The case involved the management of over one million pages of unused material and extensive evidence from forensic accountants. Cameron was primarily responsible for the disclosure exercise, in addition to acting as Junior Counsel during the trial.
R v David Liddicott
Convictions secured on behalf of Dept. for BIS in relation to fraudulent disposal of property following a bankruptcy order, falsification of a document relating to his affairs and concealing debts following a bankruptcy order.
HMRC v Amar
£15.8 million judgment secured in the High Court against former director of Mediagrade Limited, a company involved in large-scale MTIC/ VAT fraud.
R v Hugh Lucie Smith
Successful Dept. for BIS prosecution of a shadow director who managed three companies, including one with a prohibited company name, where losses of in excess of £2 million were sustained.
R v Andrew Litt
Sole Prosecution Counsel in this successful Serious Fraud Office prosecution of Andrew Litt, Company Director of DJ Litt. The case involved a classic Ponzi style fraud relating to expensive shotguns and firearms, with funds from new creditors being used to pay older creditors. Some £57.5 million was invested, with losses in the region of £8.2 million.
R v Milton
Sole Prosecution Counsel in this successful CPS Fraud Group Prosecution. The case involved the investment of £760,000 of monies over an eight year period into a wine investment portfolio which in fact did not exist.
Operation Vaulter - R v Davies & Others
Cameron acted as Junior Prosecution Counsel in this successful CPS Fraud group prosecution of a multi-handed £20 million pound MTIC fraud, at Kingston Crown Court.
Operation Rosary - R v Forde & Whellams
Cameron was lead Junior (led by by Jane Bewsey QC) in this successful CPS Fraud Group North prosecution of two directors involved in a substantial Carousel/ MTIC fraud. Cameron oversaw the disclosure process over a four year period as well as acting as lead Junior during the original three month trial and re-trial.
Cameron was leading Counsel in this successful CPS Organised Crime Division prosecution of 4 individuals responsible for the laundering of the proceeds of a £7 million theft of carbon credits from the Czech Republic. Cameron also responded to the unsuccessful appeals to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.
Operation Spallation - R v Tahir Khan & Others
Cameron was Junior Prosecution Counsel in this successful CPS Fraud Group Prosecution of two Customs Officers and associated cash and carry traders (8 further Defendants) at the Central Criminal Court. The Prosecution involved serious allegations of corruption and resulted in 9 convictions and various sentences of imprisonment.
Operation Vista - R v Mohammed Aslam & Others
Cameron acted as junior Prosecution Counsel in this multi million pound money laundering prosecution brought by CPS Fraud Group North at Manchester Crown Court. The case involved 7 defendants, including those responsible for organising the laundering of the funds from a European VAT fraud and the owner/employee of the money service business (Omnis FX Capital) who distributed the funds. The six Defendants received total combined sentences in excess of twenty years.
R v Martin & Butterfield
Cameron acted alone as Prosecution Counsel in this successful Dept. for BIS prosecution in Aylesbury Crown Court. The Prosecution involved an undischarged bankrupt, assisted by his book keeper, acting in the management of two Companies and fraudulently removing Company Property. The conviction of the undischarged bankrupt resulted in a sentence of 20 months imprisonment and 7.5 year director disqualification.
R v Martin
Cameron acted as leading Prosecution Counsel, along with Daniel Stevenson of these chambers, in this successful Thames Valley CPS prosecution at Amersham Crown Court. Following a five week trial the Defendant was convicted of 6 counts of fraud, fraudulent trading and forgery, principally relating to a property investment shceme. He was sentenced to 7 years in custoday, a ten year director disqualification and a 5 year Serious Crime Prevention order.
R v Gerald
Cameron acted in this successful CPS Fraud Group North prosecution of a Family law solicitor, who was convicted of four counts of fraud by false representation relating to her tax returns.
R v Lancaster & O'Donnell
Cameron was sole prosecution Counsel in this successful Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy prosecution at Leeds Crown Court. The case involved allegations of failing to keep accounting records that were sufficient to show and explain the transactions of the Company, misconduct in the course of winding up and making material omissions in statements relating to the affairs of the Company. The Defendants received suspended sentences of imprisonment, 200 hours of community service each and ten year director disqualifications.
R v Conrad de Souza
Cameron was sole prosecution Counsel in this NHS Protect/CPS Prosecution. The case involved the Defendant making various applications for senior public health positions in the NHS and other bodies, having previously been convicted of similar offences. The Defendants pleaded guilty on the morning of trial and is due to be sentenced in January 2017.
R v Djurberg & Moser
Cameron acted as sole prosecution Counsel in this successful Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy prosecution at Kingston Crown Court. The case involved allegations of managing and promoting a Company, Lord Moser PLC, while disqualified from doing so. The Defendants received substantial fines, costs orders and Djurberg was disqualified as acting a director for a further term.