He pleaded to 14 counts of dishonesty
UK: Vasant Advani, 67, has been sentenced to 16 months imprisonment after admitting a fraud committed over a quarter of a century ago.
He was among the suspects in an investigation into the collapse of Johnson Mathey Bank in the mid 80’s.
A British and Nigerian national, Advani had already returned to West Africa when efforts were made for him to be tried.
Attempts to extradite Advani had failed, but he returned to Britain in 2007 for stroke treatment.
Yesterday he was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court to 16 months imprisonment for 14 counts of dishonesty, which included 10 counts of false accounting.