Fraud unravels everything – Rapisarda v Colladon part 2

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suesspiciousminds

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this judgment. This is part 2 of the case involving the Queen’s Proctor and an alleged systematic fraudulent obtaining of 180 divorces (some decree nisis, some decree absolutes)

http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/rapisarda-v-colladon-italy.pdf

I wrote about part one here http://suesspiciousminds.com/2014/05/09/the-pages-of-the-most-extravagant-french-novel/

That judgment was all about whether the Press could report what had been going on, because there are historic statutes aimed at preserving the decency of Victorian breakfast tables stopping the Press reporting the details of divorce cases (they can report the financial settlements, but not the divorce itself).

The President did one of his very clever conjuring tricks to resolve that and allow the case to be reported.

Part 2 is about whether there had been this systematic fraud. According to the case, the allegation is that many divorce petitions were lodged, all using the same address in Maidenhead for the petitioner, as a means of allowing the divorce…

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