A Bradford financial adviser has pleaded guilty to taking part in a "calculated and sophisticated" £1.8m mortgage fraud.
Maboob Abbas, 53, owner of Jaffrey Financial Services in Bradford, pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court and was sentenced to 40 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months.
The judge also ordered he carry out 192 hours of unpaid community work.
Abbas admitted to knowingly helping co-defendant Saeed Shah falsify income and employment references to support a mortgage application.
Shah, a religious teacher, was jailed for five years and eight months for fraudulently obtaining close to £1.8m in mortgage loans over six years using multiple aliases.
During this period, Shah amassed ten properties and paid just £24.60 income tax, while claiming benefits. He pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud and seven of obtaining money transfers by deception.
It was estimated that the fraud cost mortgage lenders £450,000, while Shah made £391,000.
The court was told by Felicia Davy, representing Abbas, that he took part in one transaction having made a "terrible error of judgement" and was used as a pawn by Shah.
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