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Complainant Name:
Mr James Sanders

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Mr James Sanders complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published 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 complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the alteration of the online article and the publication of the following correction both in print and on the website:

In an article ‘Jail fat-cat in £1.5m pay back' (12 March) we incorrectly stated that City trader Mr James Sanders, who was jailed for insider dealing, was ordered to pay back £1.5 million or face a further four years in jail. The amount was in fact £1,056,782.

Date Published: 11/04/2012

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