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Complainant Name:
Mr James Sanders

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr James Sanders complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published on its website incorrect information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said the newspaper has incorrectly reported that, following a conviction for insider dealing, he was obliged to pay back £1.5 million. He had in fact been ordered to pay £1.06 million. The complainant was further concerned that the newspaper had published a photograph incorrectly purporting to be of his front door.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the photograph, amended the online article and published the following footnote:

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Mr Sanders was ordered to pay back £1,560,782.58 to avoid a prison sentence. We are happy to clarify that he was in fact ordered to pay back £1,056,782.58 by Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith.

Date Published: 11/04/2014

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