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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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