Adviser loses appeal against prison sentence


A former mortgage adviser jailed for a £478k fraud - which included conning members of his own family - has lost an appeal against his prison sentence.

Mark Lewis, 50, from Hednesford in Staffordshire, was sentenced to six years in prison at Stafford Crown Court in May. He promised investors up to 25% on investments in property schemes and solar panels but instead pocketed the cash. An appeal hearing on 31 October resulted in judges dismissing Lewis's case, according to the Express & Star. Victims from across the West Midlands, many of them retired, lost life savings, pension pots, and money put aside for children and grandchildren as a result of Lewis's activities. Several victims attended the court case in May. They included ...

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