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Gray, William

Publication Date
15 May 2014
Case Reference
37977
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
Gray, William
Service Type
Tribunal's final assessment
Very Serious
Sanctions
Code 12 para 4.8.2g - Prohibition all PRS
Breaches raised
Summary

The Tribunal was asked to consider a prohibition against Mr William Gray 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 Bafona Ltd (23 January 2014, case reference: 33386), which concerned a breach of the sanctions imposed by an earlier Tribunal (25 July 2013, case reference: 28791) and non-payment of the associated administrative charges. The case on 25 July 2013 concerned a quiz competition service (the “Service”). On 23 January 2014, the Tribunal recommended that the Executive consider initiating the process which may lead to the prohibition of Mr William Gray, (an associated individual) pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the Code.

The Tribunal concluded that Mr William Gray was an associated individual and had been knowingly involved in a series of breaches of the Code, most of which were very serious.

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