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Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal

The decision comes after an investigation by police.

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THREE MEN HAVE been charged in the UK with fraud over the sale of goods that contained beef and horsemeat.

Ulrick Nielsen, Alex Ostler-Beech and Andronicos Sideras will appear at the City of London Magistrates Court on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

Kristin Jones, Head of Specialist Fraud for the CPS said today:

After carefully considering evidence from the UK and overseas, the CPS has decided that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to charge these three men.
This decision comes after a thorough investigation conducted by the City of London Police in liaison with partner agencies.

Ostler-Beech, Nielsen and Sideras are accused of, between 1 January 2012 and 31 October 2012, conspiring together, and with others, “to defraud purchasers of goods that contained, wholly or in part, a mixture of beef and horsemeat, by dishonestly arranging for beef and horsemeat to be combined for sale as beef”.

Comments are closed as the men have been charged.

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