Three men who were responsible for a sophisticated credit card fraud which targeted auction houses across the country have now been sentenced.
Two of them - Farouk Dougui, 39, from
London, and Jabey Alan Bathurst, 23, from Middlesex - had been
convicted on February 15 of conspiracy to defraud between May and
November 2010 after a complex, six-week trial at Isleworth
Crown Court in West London.
Simohamed Rahmoun, 30, pleaded guilty to his
part in the conspiracy during the trial. On Monday, June 3, also at
Isleworth Crown Court, Rahmoun was jailed for six years, Dougui for
five years two months and Bathurst for four years.
Forty-three firms across the UK were targeted in total, mostly
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