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Dodgy Solicitor Top Trumps

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Lawyer jailed for bribing witnesses
18 January 2013
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A Bradford solicitor has been jailed for five years after flying around the world bribing witnesses to withdraw their testimony against his client. Just like that, it's another card in the infamous Dodgy Solicitor top trumps.

Majed Iqba's client, Yasar Hussain, used 8,000 mocked-up cans to convince a string of Middle Eastern businessmen that he owned the rights to market a Duracell energy drink. In fact all Hussain actually owned was a bunch of tin cans, but apparently that was enough to attract £300k of investment. Eventually he was rumbled, and arrested for fraud.

    Duracell gives you wings five years

According to The Telegraph & Argus, police caught criminal solicitor Iqba at Manchester airport with a memory stick containing footage of himself paying £133,000 in bribes to four of Hussain's victims. Iqbal's barrister told the court that it was "difficult to understand how a solicitor such as Majed Iqbal finds himself in this position". But not that difficult in Iqbal's case: he already had convictions from before he qualified for theft, assault, obtaining property by deception and obtaining property using a stolen credit card number (12 counts).

Iqbal was found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. But Iqbal's client Hussain, presumably fuelled by Red Bull, did a runner on the first day of his trial and is still missing.
 

  

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anonymous user
18/01/2013 08:35
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How did the SRA allow him to keep his practice certificate if he had all those convictions already? At law school we were constantly warned that the SRA take a very hard line with illegal acts, no matter how minor, such as if we didn't pay the correct train ticket fare we would be banned from practicing!
anonymous user
18/01/2013 08:49
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With convictions for theft, assault, obtaining property by deception, and twelve counts of obtaining property using a stolen credit card number, it's hard to understand how he was on the Roll at all.
anonymous user
18/01/2013 10:50
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Once Iqba does his porridge will the SRA welcome him back with open arms?
gulliver1
18/01/2013 12:40
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Hussain should have called Saul
anonymous user
18/01/2013 13:50
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His name is probably not even Iqba
anonymous user
23/01/2013 13:34
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Just another day in Bradford.
anonymous user
24/01/2013 09:28
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Duracell SHOULD do an energy drink. The guy's a creative genius, someone get him on Dragons Den.