A DIRECTOR of a Sunderland firm has been jailed for tipping off a client to a police investigation.
The accountancy firm boss Kishor Doshi was given an 18-month sentence for telling his client the police had ordered him to hand over the client’s accounts, the Sunderland Echo reports.
He also pleaded guilty to failing to adhere to money laundering regulations, by not registering with HM Revenue & Customs.
Doshi is the first person in the country to be convicted under the Proceeds of Crime Act for potentially prejudicing a covert money laundering inquiry. He is also banned from becoming a director for six years.
He said he did not know he was meant to keep the enquiry confidential. He had testimonies of his good character from an ex-policeman and a solicitor in court.
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