Scammer Gets 6 Months For Violating £14M Repayment Order

By Bonnie Eslinger (March 1, 2019, 10:20 PM GMT) -- A London judge on Friday sentenced a man behind a land investment scam to six months imprisonment for circumventing a court order that aimed to recoup the more than £14 million ($18.4 million) victims lost to the fraud, citing the "deliberateness of the breaches."

In issuing his sentence, High Court Judge Marcus Smith rejected arguments from the attorney representing Robert McKendrick that the businessman defendant was only guilty of mismanaging the financial affairs related to his rental property business.

McKendrick, is "not an elite businessman who's trying to hide his assets, but someone who is out of his depths in his...

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