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One of Britain’s top black lawyers is jailed for stealing £75,000 from clients to prop up diamond business in Ghana – mailonline

July 15, 2014

Society/Living

dailymail.co.uk

By Sophie Jane Evans

Jailed: Michael Webster, 49, from Streatham Hill, London, was today jailed for stealing £75,000 from his clients to prop up his diamond business in Ghana

 

  • Michael Webster stole £75,000 from clients of his firm Webster Dixon LLP
  • Funnelled the cash into associate’s account to prop up diamond business
  • But deal turned out to be advance fee fraud operated by foreign criminals
  • Webster was today jailed for eight months for fraud by abuse of position
  • Lawyer, of Streatham Hill, is ex-chairman of the Black Solicitors network
  • Webster Dixon LLP was the first firm founded by black lawyers in London

 

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014.  5:04 a.m. [GMT]
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4 Comments on “One of Britain’s top black lawyers is jailed for stealing £75,000 from clients to prop up diamond business in Ghana – mailonline”

  1. Bisi Sowunmi Says:

    What a tragic and disgraceful end to an otherwise successful career! But will others who are that way inclined learn? As the Yoruba say: “Eniti o jin si koto, ko awon ara iyoku l’ogbon. The Scriptural adage is ever true: “Godliness with contentment is great gain”.

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Sis,

      A real tragedy, if ever there was one!

      No, people never learn because greed does not allow them to see the koto inside which those before them have fallen, and so they march on. focusing only on their target until they too end up there.

      Regards, Ma.
      TOLA.

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  2. Fatai Bakare Says:

    What a sad way to end a flourishing and promising career. Falling from grace to grass. Really sad.

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