Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers Criminal team, successfully represented a Defendant at trial at St Albans Crown Court who was alleged to be a courier in a multi-handed courier fraud conspiracy. This conspiracy involved the defrauding of a number of individuals of over £350 000 by the participants who called them pretending to be from Scotland Yard and misled them into withdrawing large sums of money out of their bank accounts and handing this money to a person sent along to retrieve the money and return it to the criminal gang.
The trial, which lasted for over 4 weeks, included a large amount of telephone cell-site evidence the cross-examination of an expert in this area. The Defendant Michael Polak was representing was one of only two Defendants who were found not guilty after trial.
Michael Polak was instructed by Gias Uddin of Woolfe & Co Solicitors.