Former broker committed to Crown Court

Robyn Hall

May 2, 2013

Michael Joseph James Lewis of 3 Sedley Close, Rainham, Gillingham, appeared at Medway Magistrates Court in relation to criminal offences brought against him by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Lewis was committed for trial to Maidstone Crown Court in relation to 13 counts of Breaching of the General Prohibition (contrary to Section 23 of FSMA 2000) in that Mr Lewis conducted regulated business when he was not authorised to do so.

He was also committed in relation to 3 counts of Assisting a Fraud by False Representation (contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 and Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006) in that Lewis assisted or encouraged others to commit fraud by falsifying documents.

Lewis was originally arrested on 24 October 2012 in a joint operation between the Financial Services Authority and Kent Police and he was charged at Medway Police station on 7 February 2013.

Lewis had previously been prohibited by the FSA from acting as an authorised person in August 2011.

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