A financial adviser who stole thousands of pounds from clients to fund a lavish lifestyle has received a ten-year jail sentence.
According to a report in the Yorkshire Post, 42-year old Mark Howe convinced numerous elderly and vulnerable customers to hand over their savings for him to invest in his companies.
He stole almost £700,000 from his clients, and was found guilty of 13 thefts and four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception.
Howe used the cash to fund a luxury lifestyle of high-powered sportscars, holidays and casino trips, as well as funding a second home.
A further court case will be held in the New Year when prosecutors will attempt to confiscate assets worth more than £1m.
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