||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 132 (Sep)
|| EWCA Crim 1973
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Davis LJ, Treacy and Slade JJ
||14 August 2012
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Fraud offences - Appeal against sentence - Defendant pleading guilty to fraud related offences - Plea being entered on second day of trial - 18 month custodial sentences being imposed to run concurrently - Defendant appealing - Whether starting point for sentence too high - Whether credit given for guilty plea insufficient - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Custodial sentence. Where a defendant had been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for two fraud-related offences and had appealed against that sentence, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the defendant's appeal, held that the starting point for the sentence imposed had been too high and insufficient credit had been given to the defendant's guilty plea.
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