Three people appeared in court last week (April 13) in connection with an investigation into a multi-million-pound pension fraud.
Alan Barratt, Susan Dalton and Julian Hanson appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with fraud by abuse of position as part of a criminal prosecution by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
TPR alleges that between 2012 and 2014, 245 savers were persuaded to transfer their pension savings totalling £13.7 million into 11 pension schemes, controlled by the defendants.
Dalton, 65, of Geneva Terrace, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to the charge.
Barratt, 61, of Burnham Rd, Althorne, Essex, indicated a not guilty plea to the charge.
Hanson, 56, of Lea Road, Batley, gave no indication of a plea.
All three defendants were released on conditional bail and ordered to appear at Southwark Crown Court on May 11.