Men Jailed For Fraud Using Fake U2 Names Told To Pay Up

Law360, London (September 23, 2019, 2:24 PM BST) -- A former National Health Service manager and two contractors jailed for defrauding the system, in a scam in which they used the real names of U2 band members, have been ordered to pay back more than £560,000 ($696,900).

A judge at Swansea Crown Court in Wales issued a confiscation order against the three men on Thursday seeking the combined amount of £560,000, according to an NHS statement. Prosecutors say the health service employee — Michael Cope, a senior estate manager — was bribed by the fraud’s ringleader, Mark Evill, a contract project manager for an NHS health board in Wales, according...

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