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Adjudication

Publication Date
20 February 2014
Case Reference
34949
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
ashraf, waqar
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 a prohibition against Mr Waqar Ashraf 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 Waqar Ashraf trading as book-theory-test-online (22 August 2013, case reference 27904), which concerned a breach of the sanctions and non-payment of an administrative charge imposed on Mr Waqar Ashraf by an earlier Tribunal (16 May 2013, case reference 17843). On 22 August 2013, the Tribunal recommended that the Executive consider initiating the process which may lead to the prohibition of Mr Waqar Ashraf, (an associated individual) pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the Code.

The Tribunal concluded that Mr Waqar Ashraf was an associated individual and had been knowingly involved in a number of serious and very serious breaches of the Code.

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

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