Kevin Craigie was convicted in 1991 of the Joint Enterprise murder of Kenneth Rothwell in his home in London. His co accused was a Mark Fuller. Craigie went on to serve a 13 year sentence but Fuller only served 10 years. Fuller later admitted to clubbing Mr Rothwell over the head with a piece of wood while Craigie for his part says that he tried to intervene and was accidentally hit by Fuller.
Craigie admits that Mr Rothwell was still alive and breathing after the attack but he and Fuller failed to provide any assistance to the victim who later died of his injuries. Craigie and Fuller then set about ransacking the property and stole several items from the house. They also stole Mr Rothwell's car and were later picked up by police driving the wrong way up a one-way street in London.
In recent years Craigie has been involved with the Citizens Advice Bureau rising to the post of Deputy Manager. He has also been involved with the Justice on Appeal Group and claimed to be the Managing Director while Darren Bolger was registered as a Director.
Darren Thomas Bolger, a 41 year old male from SW19, was found to have taken amounts of money prior to starting building works such as residential extensions and loft conversions under the name of several different companies including Building Matters London Ltd. Once he had obtained money from the home owners he would then leave the works unfinished and only return to collect his tools.
Thanks to the diligent work by officers from Hammersmith and Fulham led by DC Angela Mills and DS Richard Gilbert, Bolger received a three year custodial sentence at Norwich Crown Court due to one of the victims being a QC who occasionally sat in London Court. The trial was scheduled for three weeks but actually ran for four months. Witnesses were flown in from America and three defence witnesses were arrested for failing to answer summonses.
After Bolger's conviction for fraud in April 2012, Craigie took over running the Justice on Appeal group.
We have been informed by individuals named as Trustees by Craigie on the Charity Commission return for this group that they were neither aware of this, had never signed any documentation in relation to this nor had they ever had any meetings with their fellow Trustees.
Darren Bolger has recently resurfaced (possibly a bad pun in the circs) in another context. Forum members might have noticed the flurry of publicity in the summer of 2014 about the 'Harry Potter lawyer', a gent by the name of Alan Blacker (though he frequently poses as Lord Harley of Counsel, Lord Harley of Dublin &c) (Google will give lots on it/him). One of the things about Mr Blacker that excited interest was his rather remarkable LinkedIn profile - at https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=88508720
(hours of fun and years to deconstruct, I suspect). Mr Blacker goes in for some quite florid recommendations and a recent one (8 Jan 2015) is for Darren Bolger, in these terms:
Founder Trustee (Chair)
I am not really keen to recommend people in the building industry but Mr Bolger is different, with both a strong academic background he has turned several business into prosperous and thriving communities for both clients and staff. His wide and diverse experience serves him well and makes him the exception to the building expert rule.
January 8, 2015, Dr. Alan was with another company when working with Darren at Justice on Appeal (Registered Charity)"
There are so many things wrong with this it is difficult to know where to start. But of some significance is that a solicitor is apparently prepared to recommend a convicted fraudster. That recommendation by Alan Blacker led me eventually to this site so it had some benefit!
If any one is curious about Mr Blacker I can recommend this site: http://lawbytes.boards.net/