Tauseef Sadeeq, a former trainee solicitor at Jacob Miller Solicitors, has been handed down a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to 20 counts of fraud involving insurance compensation.
According to Manchester Evening News, Sadeeq embezzled more than £100,000 over a year from February 2020 by diverting payments from insurers into his bank accounts.
It was reported that the convicted fraudster was addicted to gambling at the time.
“This was a concerted fraud, calculated and unsophisticated, but pursued over some time,” the publication quoted Judge Martin Walsh of Bolton Crown Court as saying.
“The consequences of the fraud were considerable. Not only was there a fiscal loss, but the firm also suffered reputational damage.”
Sadeeq, his camp said, was “deeply” ashamed of and remorseful for the scam