Solar Panel Vendor Can't Overturn Conviction For £17M Scam

Law360, London (July 17, 2020, 1:34 PM BST) -- A man imprisoned for his role in a £17 million ($21.5 million) solar panel investment scam cannot overturn his conviction, as an appeals court ruled on Friday that a judge had correctly told jurors they could consider his failure to mention facts in a police interview.

The Court of Appeal held there is "nothing to show the conviction is unsafe" against Ludovic Black, who was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in 2018 over the scheme operated by his company, Solar Energy Savings Ltd.

Black had argued there was no basis on which the jury could consider that the Serious...

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