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Between 2008 and 2011, Mr Walker—who practised on his account from Sevenoaks in Kent—helped source land and undertook conveyancing, registration, and consultancy services for plots of land being sold as part of an unauthorised collective investment scheme.

This scheme ultimately defrauded consumers of £4.3m, with some of the money from investors passing through his firm’s client account.

In 2015, Mr Walker was convicted of

  1. Possessing criminal property and
  2. Aiding and abetting the carrying on of a regulated activity, namely a collective investment scheme, without authorisation.

One of eight men convicted of the £4.3m land-banking fraud, he was sentenced to:-

  1. Five and a half years imprisonment for the first count and
  2. 21 months for the second,

The sentences to run concurrently.


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