Ipswich: Man in court over alleged multi-million pound internet scam

ANOTHER man has appeared in court over an alleged multi-million pound internet scam involving escort and debt assistance websites.

Bradley Rogers, 29, was extradited to the UK from Spain on Thursday after being detained under a European Arrest Warrant.

The extradition follows a similar procedure in relation to 65-year-old Anthony Muldoon, who was brought back to Suffolk last week over the same matter.

Rogers, who is a South African national, wept during his hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

He was charged with two counts of conspiracy to defraud and one count of money laundering.

Rogers is the fourth person to be charged in connection with a long-running investigation by trading standards officers and Suffolk Constabulary.

Officers have previously said the alleged fraud is said to have involved 15,000 victims throughout the UK and has been valued at around �6million. It is believed his charges relate to around �750,000.

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Rogers is believed to have been detained by authorities in Spain last month in the town of Fuengirola.

It has been reported that Rogers had been living on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain for the past four years.

He was remanded in custody until June 28 when he will appear before Ipswich Crown Court.

A 59-year-old woman from Scotland, but with links to Suffolk, has also been detained in Spain under European Arrest Warrants in connection with the case. She is expected to be flown back to England soon.

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