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Conman Mark Acklom to be released

Could he return to Switzerland? Since he has been on the run before, it wouldn't be a surprise if he does so again while out on licence. Bet he'll return to his old ways before too long.

Notorious conman who seduced divorcee out of £300,000 [she says £850,000] by posing as an MI6 spy is to be released early from five-year prison sentence

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...Acklom was arrested in a plush apartment in Zurich where he was living with his wife and children, after five years on the run. ... He has since been jailed three times in Spain for a variety of fraud offences. He also changed his name to Marc Ros Rodriguez. ...
Interviews with one of his victims, Carolyn Woods

Book by Carolyn Woods: Sleeping with a Psychopath

Photos of Mark Acklom


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Re: Conman Mark Acklom to be released

Unfortunately nobody cares, more's the pity. The money is hidden somewhere, or has been given to family and friends to hold. A forensic accountant and fraudulent conveyance law (action paulienne, in Civil Law countries) might get some of it back.

He will only stop when some victim, or family member of a victim, tops him.
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Re: Conman Mark Acklom to be released

Thank you very much for posting all of this, especially the video link. Just watched it.
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Re: Conman Mark Acklom to be released

Well, ladies, let's not fall in love with charismatic English guys from now on.
Or maybe the thread should become a sticky, so we can check the picture before we do.

Surprised he chose the silver coast. Would have expected him to chose a house-number between Tina Turner and Chrisoph Blocher.
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I would image he is on Schengenís watch list. That may not be perfect, but itís certainly a lot better than people think it is.
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Well, ladies, let's not fall in love with charismatic English guys from now on.
Or maybe the thread should become a sticky, so we can check the picture before we do.
No, that was Editor Bob
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Re: Conman Mark Acklom to be released

One of these psychopaths tried it on with a member of my family...stories of the Foreign Legion, proper accent (and I was schooled there, but he sounded believable), daring-do as a spy, etc. He backed off when I started asking questions he could not answer. These people are fascinating, reptilian, and frightening. Of course he will go back to doing the only thing he knows...there's no one in that shell.
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He will only stop when some victim, or family member of a victim, tops him.
I had spuriously suggested shooting a neighbour to conclude a pointless argument in another thread. You, however, come across as a veteran jurist
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Re: Conman Mark Acklom to be released

He's far from the only one.
Whether he gets stopped or not doesn't really make a difference overall.
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Mark Acklom: Serial conman who tricked his lover out of nearly £1m agrees to be extradited to Spain

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Jailed conman Mark Acklom, who was due to be released from prison next Friday, has agreed to be extradited to Spain within 10 days in order to complete an unfinished [18 month] sentence in the country.
Thread started in 2011 and kept going since by "Charlie's Angel", whom Martin Brunt met in the above Sky documentary, and who has apparently been doing a lot of digging regarding Acklom's activities:

https://antifraudintl.org/threads/ro....47770/page-18

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Re: Conman Mark Acklom to be released

Looks as if he could be out of a Spanish jail and back to conning people in October 2023.

(October 2021) Mark Acklom: Britain's most notorious conman extradited to Spain days after early prison release

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Instead of serving out the rest of his UK sentence free but monitored on licence, and under the severe restrictions of a serious crime prevention order, Acklom is in a Spanish jail. (...)

The Ministry of Justice said Acklom, 48, was being allowed to serve the UK licence period during his new Spanish sentence, which a court official in Murcia told Sky News would last until October 2023. (...)
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Looks as if he could be out of a Spanish jail and back to conning people in October 2023.

(October 2021) Mark Acklom: Britain's most notorious conman extradited to Spain days after early prison release
Itís a shame Credit Suisse has now gone down the tube, he would have been a prime candidate for a senior management role.
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Itís a shame Credit Suisse has now gone down the tube, he would have been a prime candidate for a senior management role.
Their risk management was badly in need of somebody of his calibre:

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Related Facebook group (viewable without a Facebook account) referring to Acklom associates, with the one in the title said to have been active in Switzerland and to possibly be going by a different name.

Includes a link to this Tagesanzeiger article: So perfide ging der meistgesuchte BetrŁger Englands vor

Behind a paywall, but a search for the name in the title of the Facebook group plus Acklom produces the article as one of the results, with a snippet from it saying "Es handelt sich mutmasslich um Ackloms Komplizen J--- B--------, der seit Jahren mit ihm..." (This is presumed to be Acklom's accomplice J--- B--------, who has ... with him for years).

Edit: Full English version of that article. (Missing part of above sentence is "worked with him for years".)

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Looks as if he could be out of a Spanish jail and back to conning people in October 2023.

(October 2021) Mark Acklom: Britain's most notorious conman extradited to Spain days after early prison release

"Instead of serving out the rest of his UK sentence free but monitored on licence, and under the severe restrictions of a serious crime prevention order, Acklom is in a Spanish jail. (...)

The Ministry of Justice said Acklom, 48, was being allowed to serve the UK licence period during his new Spanish sentence, which a court official in Murcia told Sky News would last until October 2023. (...)"


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I was wrong about October. He's already out of jail (perhaps released early, if a Spanish court official was saying in 2021 that his Spanish prison term would last until October 2023). Whereabouts unclear, but his wife and children apparently live in Spain (currently).

10 August 2023: Serial fraudster Mark Acklom freed from Spanish jail, court told

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... Over the last four years there have been a series of hearings at Bristol Crown Court to establish how much Acklom benefited financially from his crimes and his available assets in relation to the defrauding of Ms Woods, which began in 2012. Prosecutors have been using the Proceeds of Crime Act to try to recover the money stolen from his then-girlfriend. ...
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