Brothers on GLA charges at crown court
18th September 2015
Two brothers are to answer charges of fraud and illegal provision of labour at Cambridge Crown Court later this year.
King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Andrius and Stanislovas Dambrauskas were alleged to have committed the unlicensed gangmaster offence and fraud by abuse of position between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013.
No pleas were entered by Andrius, 33, of Awdry Drive, Wisbech, and Stanislovas, 37, of Friday Bridge Road, Elm. They were both released on bail to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on 3 December.
Notes to editors
1. The GLA operates throughout the UK and is a Non-Departmental Public Body.
2. The authority was formed in 2005 in the wake of the Morecambe Bay cockle picking disaster when 23 Chinese workers drowned on the sands.
3. The GLA licences companies that supply labour (gangmasters) for agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering as well as all associated processing and packaging.
4. Its main strategic priorities are to prevent worker exploitation, protect vulnerable people and tackle unlicensed and criminal activity.
5. Under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act (2004), it is illegal both to operate as, or employ the services of, an unlicensed gangmaster.