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FCA’s Justice Apparent As Compensation Opportunity for Ian Hudson’s Victims Issued

FCA's Justice Apparent

In cases of illegal financial activities, the legal system seems to have geared up its preparedness. At least, the latest developments in the case of Ian Hudson’s illegal financial activities point to that end. The FCA has finally come out with some really good news for Ian’s victims. Well, the good news is nothing short of compensation that the victims may claim from now on. 

What’s The Matter?

Ian James Hudson was convicted of fraudulent trading and conducting regulated activities without authorisation. Following a hearing in Southwark Crown Court before Judge Tomlinson, the FCA obtained a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Ian Hudson received a 4-year prison sentence after the FCA prosecuted him.

The court ordered Ian Hudson to pay ÂŁ220,710.14 through a confiscation order. This amount is designated for compensation for Ian Hudson’s victims. The FCA conducted thorough investigations to locate all eligible victims for compensation. They are now urging any remaining victims to come forward promptly. 

The Case Of Hudson

Ian Hudson purportedly provided investment advice from 2008 to 2019, asserting he would invest substantial client deposits on their behalf. However, during this period, he lacked authorisation from the FCA to offer financial services, as legally required. Furthermore, Hudson assured clients that funds deposited with his company, Richmond Associates, would be invested in various financial instruments or used for specific purposes. In total, clients entrusted around ÂŁ2 million to him. Yet, these funds were instead used to repay earlier clients or sustain Hudson’s lavish lifestyle.

Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the FCA, remarked in 2021 that Hudson’s fraudulent activities were calculated and persistent over several years. Steward emphasised that Hudson exploited victims who believed he acted as both a financial adviser and trusted friend, neither of which roles he actually fulfilled.

Reaching Out To FCA

If you believe you are a victim of Ian Hudson’s illegal activities and have not yet heard from the FCA, you should get in touch with them as soon as possible, before 3 July 2024. You can contact the FCA through:

  • Email: OpSouthamExternal@fca.org.uk
  • Freephone: 0800 111 6768 or 0300 500 8082
  • Write to: Financial Conduct Authority, Unauthorised Business Department, Operation Southam Case Team, 12 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN.

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