Mortgage adviser spared jail sentence

Robyn Hall

July 19, 2013

The Derby Telegraph reported that Ranjit Sanghera accepted nearly £140,000 into her bank account despite suspecting it came from crooked business dealings, a court heard.

The money was transferred to Sanghera from her brother Harbinder Singh Samra who was the mastermind of electronics VAT fraud scam which swindled more thn £17m from taxpayers.

Sanghera, who worked for Derby Building Society and then Nationwide, accepted cash from the sales luxury cars as well as £60,000 to pay off their mortgage in Derby.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC said Sanghera had “turned a blind eye” to the source of the money.

But Gledhill spared Sanghera a prison sentence as she is the carer for her infirm mother and father-in-law.

The judge suspended Sanghera’s 21-month jail sentence for two years and ordered her to do 150 hours community service and put her under a six-month supervision order.

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