Today, 7 March 2018, Alex Hope pleaded guilty to a charge of perverting the course of justice at the Inner London Crown Court.
The charge relates to his conduct following the imposition of a restraint order in 2012 and a confiscation order in 2016 arising from criminal proceedings brought by the FCA.
Mr Hope has been remanded in custody until Thursday 15 March 2018, when it is anticipated that a date for sentencing will be set.
Notes to editors
- A current indictment is available from the FCA press office.
- On 30 January 2015 Mr Hope was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for fraud and operating a collective investment scheme without authorisation.
- Press release related to Mr Hope’s confiscation order.
- On 27 September 2016 Mr Hope was committed to prison for a further 603 days by the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court as a result of him having only paid £1,000 towards his confiscation order
- On 30 November 2017, Mr Hope was charged with perverting the course of justice.
- The final notice banning Alex Hope from the financial services industry.
- On 1 April 2013, the FCA became responsible for the conduct supervision of all regulated financial firms and the prudential supervision of those not supervised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
- The FCA has an overarching strategic objective of ensuring the relevant markets function well. To support this it has three operational objectives: to secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers; to protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system; and to promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.
- Find out more information about the FCA.