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Jail for 79-year-old construction plant theft kingpin

Jail for 79-year-old construction plant theft kingpin

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A 79-year-old-man at the heart of a family racket in construction plant theft has become the final member of the group to be jailed. Ali Ghasemi of Harrow Weald Park, Harrow was was sentenced to three years and four months in prison at Southwark Crown Court for his part in the plant theft ring dating back to 2008. He was assisted by four members of the Sayed family, who he is not related to – [...]

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Two Cowboy Builders are jailed for defrauding Anfield pensioners

Two Cowboy Builders are jailed for defrauding Anfield pensioners

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Two cowboy builders are jailed after fleecing vulnerable pensioners over building work on their homes. Dean Evans, 30, and Lee Hargreaves, 23, cold-called at homes of elderly residents in Walton and Anfield in the summer of 2013 and carried out poor painting, roofing and guttering work. Liverpool Crown Court heard how the work was of poor quality, that they didn’t give the required paperwork or cancellation notices and failed to return and put right [...]

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Asbestos materials deal ends with a death and a jail sentence

Asbestos materials deal ends with a death and a jail sentence

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A man who sold second-hand roofing panels containing asbestos has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after a construction worker was killed installing them. Robert Marsh, 64-year-old director of RM Developments (2005) Ltd of Newport, Shropshire, supplied the pre-used roofing sheets containing white asbestos to a farming partnership building a barn in Frankley, Worcestershire. Worcester Crown Court heard that after Mr Marsh supplied the roofing sheets, the partnership hired steel erector Tony Podmore [...]

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