Wife of former Yopa employee who committed fraud found guilty of money laundering

The wife of a former Yopa employee convicted of a £1.5m fraud has been found guilty of money laundering. Sofina Sarwar had insisted that  her husband, Haroon Cassim, had acted without her knowledge.

Cassim, used his wife’s bank accounts to conceal money he stole from Yopa and also national lottery operator Camelot. He previously admitted fraud and is awaiting sentence.

He had defrauded £505,000 out of Yopa, and £960,000 from Camelot.

His wife had denied three charges and said she thought her husband’s Ferrari was a company car.

After two days of deliberation, the jury at Leicester Crown Court found her guilty of two of the three charges, and failed to reach a verdict on the third.

Sarwar, a mother of four, will be sentenced next month alongside her husband.

She has been told she could fail jail.  Judge Robert Brown told Sarwar: “Your case crosses the custody threshold. All options are open.”

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  1. Stuart

    1.5 mil fraud and she MIGHT do jail time !…

     

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  2. GPL

    “Ladies & Gentlemen of the jury, I put forward this simple explanation from my client, the accused…..”

     

    ”……. she thought her husband’s Ferrari was a company car”.

     

    “Ladies & Gentlemen of the jury, can I ask what you find so funny?”

     

     

     

     

     

     

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