Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Britain: A bogus forensic psychologist who supplied expert evidence in hundreds of court cases over almost 30 years has been convicted of deception

BBC News:

Gene Morrison

Gene Morrison, 48, who left school with no qualifications, was described in court as a charlatan who had conned judges, lawyers and police.

About 700 cases he worked on will now have to be re-assessed, Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court was told.

Morrison, of Martin Street, Hyde, was convicted of 20 charges of deception.

The court heard he had duped police, lawyers and also insurance companies into believing he was qualified and was paid at least £250,000 in taxpayers' money.

Morrison's firm, Criminal and Forensic Investigations Bureau (CFIB), was hired to give evidence in court.

He also gave evidence from the witness box and wrote reports, many of which he had copied from the internet, the court was told.

Morrison was found guilty of 20 offences including obtaining a money transfer by deception, obtaining property by deception, perverting the course of justice and perjury. He admitted a further two charges.

The guilty verdicts followed two days of deliberation by the jury.

Judge Jeffrey Lewis remanded Morrison in custody and told him a custodial sentence was "inevitable".

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