Fake Sheikh’s co-Defendant receives suspended sentence
Alan Smith, the co-Defendant of “fake Sheikh” Mahzer Mahmood, avoided custody when sentenced today, to 12 months in prison suspended for 2 years. Acknowledging that he acted out of “misguided loyalty”, Judge Gordon directed that Mr Smith, represented by Tuckers’ Partner Phil Smith, would avoid the sanction of immediate custody. Mr Mahmood was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
The case has received significant press attention, including today’s article in the Daily Telegraph.