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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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