The Chairman and one director of Smith and Ouzman Ltd jailed for making corrupt payments
Crime: Corrupt Payments
Date of conviction: 22/12/2014
Punishment: Varied per individual (read below).
Smith and Ouzman Ltd is a company that specialises in security documents (e.g. ballot paper). Its chairman, Christopher John Smith (aged 72) from East Sussex, was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment and suspended for two years, for two counts of corruptly agreeing to make payments. to run concurrently. He was further ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and has been given a three month curfew.
The sales and marketing director of Smith and Ouzman Ltd, Nicholas Charles Smith (aged 43) from East Sussex, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for three counts of corruptly agreeing to make payments. His sentences are also to run concurrently.
Both men were disqualified from acting as company directors for six years. The company itself was also convicted of the same three
offences and will be sentenced at a later date.
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