Lee and Another, Regina v: CACD 2 Jul 2008

Appeal against sentences of five years nine months’ imprisonment imposed on each apellant following their conviction on a count of conspiracy to defraud.
Held: This was in our judgment a case involving a degree of breach of trust, taking advantage of the relationship built up with the bank, and: ‘ the sentences were not in any way excessive but were amply justified for this offence on conviction after trial, even when all due allowance is made for the various matters pressed on us by counsel, both in the oral submissions and in their written submissions, to which we refer simply to indicate that we have taken due account also of matters of personal mitigation which have not been the main focus of the oral submissions before us this morning.’


Richards LJ, Goldring, Akenhead JJ


[2008] EWCA Crim 1797, [2009] 1 Cr App R (S) 67



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