Firms: Devout Christian solicitor who stole nearly £2m from clients to chase Spanish lottery jackpot he had been duped into believing that he'd won is jailed for four years

29 Sep 2023 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A devout Christian solicitor who stole £1.85 million from his clients' accounts, in a bid to chase a Spanish lottery winnings he had been scammed into believing he'd won, has been jailed for four years.

Hugh Lansdell, 74, was a senior partner at Norfolk firm Hansells when he stole the money between 2015 and 2017.

The disgraced solicitor believed 'God had answered his prayers' when he received a letter saying he was in line for £825,000 jackpot, but could only receive the winnings after making a £41,000 payment for 'non-resident tax'.

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