A magistrate, her boyfriend and his friend, who paid off court fines with cash from crime, have today (Tuesday, June 11) been sentenced for their parts in a £61,500 fraud.
Alia Arain, 38 – a magistrate – of Albert Embankment, south London, was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
She must carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work and pay a victim surcharge of £140.
Her boyfriend, Ashad Adams, 40, of Ardoch Road, Catford, was jailed for a total of three years and three months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, converting criminal property, possession of drugs and breaching a suspended sentence. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £170.
Adams’ friend Mohammed Shalim Ahmed, 40, of Cherry Tree Close, Rainham, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, for money laundering and converting criminal property. He was found guilty at Inner Crown Court on May 15, following a trial. He must also carry out 120 hours’ unpaid work
LISTEN to this audacious phone call, where the pair discussed spending their ill-gotten gains before their plan spiralled into failure