Royal Mail Defrauded of 70 Million

According to evidence presented in court, a family assisted in managing a significant fraud scheme that lasted more than ten years and cost Royal Mail almost £70 million.

It is alleged that Parmjeet Sandhu, 56, and his nephew Balginder Sandhu, 46, participated in a plot to fraudulently declare mail sent through a network of logistics firms in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire in order to steal millions of pounds.

Prosecutors informed the jury that they worked for Narinder Sandhu, the owner of Packpost International Ltd and the “architect” of the scheme who is the brother of Parmjeet Sandhu and has previously entered a guilty plea.

It is said that three men—Parmjeet, director of sister firms Tiger International Logistics Ltd and Worldwide Transport Express Ltd, his nephew Balginder, owner of Global Express Worldwide Ltd, and 42-year-old Lakhwinder Sekhon, who is not related to them—took part.

The three were accused of conspiring to conduct fraud by false representation between 2008 and 2017 and made their court appearance on Tuesday at Southwark Crown Court in the heart of London.

Ellis Sareen, the prosecutor, claimed that “thousands” of products were improperly declared between 2005 and 2017, when Royal Mail investigators discovered inconsistencies, by manipulating docket records.

We’re going to be talking about literally tons of mail in this case—millions of things, he added.

Balginder Sandhu is also alleged to have been “integral” to the scam, and Parmjeet Sandhu ran his operations out of a warehouse in Slough, Berkshire, where his businesses were situated.

Sekhon is accused of assisting Narinder Sandhu in locating houses that he might put money earned from the scam into.

The trial is ongoing while the three contest the accusations.

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