Prison sentence for Suffolk based accountant to the stars

Suffolk based accountant, Edward Lewis, who was facing financial difficulty took money from seven of his clients including TV actress Jodie Whittaker, TV actor Kris Marshall, radio presenter Geoff Lloyd, and director Peter Richardson. 

Lewis pleaded guilty to seven charges of fraud by abuse of position after defrauding his clients of Spiro Bentley of £150,000. The frauds were identified after Spiro Bentley went into liquidation.

Lewis’s lawyer said he had “robbed Peter to pay Paul” after getting into financial difficulties. A nominal confiscation order of £1 was made under the Proceeds of Crime Act after hearing that Lewis has no assets. Lewis had repaid more than £100,000 before criminal proceedings started.

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