The strange case of an unlucky whistleblower
It’s very easy to form a company using false information. Too easy, as one man found out
From time to time, people in business seek to highlight any gaps or flaws in the regulatory system which may have the potential to facilitate fraud. Generally, this is done by writing an article or giving a speech. Another method is to speak to a politician or to the relevant regulator. Occasionally, a frustrated whistleblower may be tempted to exploit the loophole themselves, in order to try to highlight the nature of the problem. However, a fascinating recent case in England provides a cautionary tale in that regard.
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