Ex-Investment Director Gets Early Release On Freezing Order Sentence

By Richard Crump (May 22, 2019, 5:07 PM BST) -- A London judge granted an early release on Wednesday to a man jailed for six months for breaching two worldwide asset-freezing rulings tied to an order to pay at least £15 million ($19 million) to the Financial Conduct Authority for his role in an investment scam.

Judge Marcus Smith said that Robert McKendrick, 60, could be released nine days before the halfway point of his sentence for contempt of court. The conman's "exemplary behavior" since he was convicted was a "material factor" that justified his early release from Pentonville prison in London, Judge Smith said at the High Court.

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