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Director Jailed for Providing Forged Documents to FCA in £1.3m Fraud Case

Director Jailed for Providing Forged Documents to FCA in £1.3m Fraud Case


Taheer Sardar has admitted guilt to perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court in £1.3m fraud case.

Sardar was under investigation by the FCA in connection to a boiler room fraud that swindled £1.3 million from 120 investors.

Following the FCA’s prosecution, Raheel Mirza, Opeyemi Solaja, and Cameron Vickers were found guilty and sentenced to 23 years for their involvement in the scam.

While the FCA did not find direct involvement from Sardar in the fraud, he did provide a falsified document that misled investigators.

During his interview with the FCA regarding the investigation, Sardar, in collaboration with Mirza, presented a forged document allegedly signed by an individual named ‘Mohammad Khan’.

This document was intended to support a defense put forth by Mirza and Solaja, who claimed ‘Mohammad Khan’ orchestrated the fraud despite lacking evidence to substantiate their claims.

At Sardar’s sentencing on May 10, Recorder Gavaghan stated, “This was a sophisticated attempt using a forged document to undermine the course of justice… [it was] a very serious offense that strikes at the very core of the legal system.”

Steve Smart, joint executive director of enforcement and market oversight at the FCA, emphasized, “Sardar’s conviction and sentence send a strong message to anyone considering aiding others in evading justice – no stone will be left unturned. Perverting the course of justice is a serious offense, and the FCA will not hesitate to take action when it identifies such misconduct.”

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