A mortgage broker has been jailed for six and a half years after being found guilty of multiple mortgage frauds.
Tahir Malik, a broker from Slough, concealed his convictions and bankruptcy, made in his former name of Amjad Ali, in order to become an appointed representative of Mortgage Next.
He pleaded guilty to obtaining services from Mortgage Next by deception in 2004 and two counts of fraud.
Malik also admitted to eight other offences, several of which involved another man from Slough, Patrick Kamande, and one which also involved Kamande's wife, Mary Kimani.
These offences concerned the purchase by Kamande of properties on mortgages brokered by Malik.
Two of these were made under a false name and were later sold to Kamande and his wife Kimani. Another three fraud offences involved the attempted purchases using other false names.
Kamande received a sentence of six years and Kimani received a ten month sentence suspended for 18 months in relation to one joint offence only.
Commenting on the case, Detective Sergeant Nick Bell from the Thames Valley Police economic crime unit said: "This was a complex mortgage fraud case involving numerous mortgages and false identities.
Detective Constable Pete Nicholson did a fantastic job carrying out a thorough investigation. We are very pleased with the substantial sentences given to Malik and Kamande."
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