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Mathieu, Alain

Publication Date
13 November 2014
Case Reference
47837
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
Mathieu, Alain
Service Type
Tribunal's final assessment
Sanctions
Code 12 para 4.8.2g - Prohibition all PRS
Breaches raised
Summary

The Tribunal was asked to consider imposing a prohibition against Mr Alain Mathieu pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the 12th edition of the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice (the “Code”).

The case related to an adjudication against the Level 2 provider (the “Level 2 provider”) A&M Lead Factory B.V. (26 June 2014, case reference: 42025), which concerned a breach of the sanctions imposed by an earlier Tribunal (31 October 2013, case reference 10568) and non-payment of the associated administrative charge. The case on 31 October 2013 concerned a subscription competition and mobile content service (the “Service”).

On 26 June 2014, the Tribunal instructed the Executive to initiate the process which may lead to the prohibition of Mr Alain Mathieu, (an associated individual) pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the Code.

The Tribunal concluded that Mr Alain Mathieu was an associated individual and had been knowingly involved in a serious and/or series of breaches of the Code.

Taking into account all of the circumstances, the Tribunal prohibited Mr Alain Mathieu from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of three years from the date of publication of this decision.