‘Bad people entitled to limitation periods’ court says in property fraud case

The Court of Appeal in London ruled this week that a man who owns a property obtained by fraud can keep it, because the defrauded former owner didn’t take action soon enough. In 1989 the property at the centre of the dispute was fraudulently transferred from its owner, a man called Mohammed Rashid, to another man, also called Mohammed Rashid, while the original owner was abroad, according to the judgment. The fraudster then gave the property to his son as a gift. According to the ruling, the son was “complicit in the fraud”. When the defrauded former owner returned to
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