||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 32 (Dec)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Moses LJ, McCombe J and Judge Martin Stephens QC
||Orlando Pownall (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||4 December 2006
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Theft - Defendant solicitor pleading guilty to 24 counts of theft - Judge sentencing defendant to eight years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
In a case in which the defendant, a solicitor, had pleaded guilty to 24 counts of theft, after he had stolen money from his firm's client account, the sentence of eight years' imprisonment was not manifestly excessive. The instant case had involved a serious pattern of offending and large sums of money. Solicitors who, in a professional capacity, had acted in breach of trust had to be severely punished. While the sentence which had been passed was severe, it could not be said to be manifestly excessive.
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