The Police have been involved with Heaney and his cohorts for a very long time, but he seems to be very adept at wriggling off the hook.
Charges were brought against both him and Julia(aka Yulia) Sincock in a mortgage fraud case at Truro Crown Court several years ago. Heaney employed very expensive legal representation for them both. He escaped trial on a technicality. Sincock stood trial and was acquitted on the grounds that she "just did what Kevin Heaney had told her to do", and "didn't know there was anything wrong with it".
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Account ... story.html
What this demonstrates is how very difficult it is to prove a case for fraud in the Courts, particularly when you're dealing with someone as practised with the law at Heaney. He must have spent as much time in Courts over the years as the average person does eating meals. It's his bread and butter.
Heaney isn't a credible witness himself, but that's why he makes a habit of hiding behind people who are - it's easier to fend off trouble, and the law. Where fraud is concerned, juries find it difficult to follow (what normal person does think like that!) so err on the side of caution in their verdicts; and potential witnesses for the prosecution are generally the very people who've been duped, so whilst they're the very real victims of crime themselves, they can feel stupid and ashamed - as if it's their "fault" for falling for the con - and so they tend either to keep quiet, or even cover up their 'mistakes'.
Whilst this is understandable, particularly if they're longstanding stalwarts, or otherwise in the public eye, it's certainly not helpful in getting the likes of Kevin Heaney and friends made answerable, and preventing further damage.
In this case, there are people who know the truth, and have the evidence of what he's done, but they don't appear to be prepared to put it in the public domain. Heaney is well known to turn nasty when crossed, so perhaps they feel intimidated, who knows. Hopefully the more the matter is rightly in the public domain the more confident they will feel about doing the right thing.