Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 227 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lord Judge CJ, Butterfield and Flaux JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Giles Bridge (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Tom Storey (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 21 July 2009


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Fraud - Defendant being sentenced to total of four years and six months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendant's total sentence of four years and eight months would be reduced in respect of eight imprisonment counts of fraud would be reduced to three years and six months' imprisonment, in circumstances where the totality of the sentence had to be taken into account in view of the fact that the defendant had, shortly before being sentenced in respect of those offences, been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment in respect of another offence of fraud.

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