By Aditi Khanna

London, Jun 29 (PTI) An Indian-origin investment fraudster found guilty of scamming people across the UK has been ordered to pay GBP 391,680 or face four years extra in prison.

Charanjit Sandhu, 31, pleaded guilty to running a number of scams in different parts of the UK, conning people out of GBP 1,704,564, the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Monday.

Through its comprehensive proceeds of crime work, in conjunction with Thames Valley Police and City of London Police, the CPS secured a Confiscation Order from court for the defendant to pay back all of his available assets.

“Mr Sandhu was pernicious, cruel and callous criminal who was the ringleader in an operation in which often vulnerable and elderly victims were targeted mercilessly, through relentless cold calling and high-pressure sales tactics. There was evidence that some vulnerable victims were targeted more than…

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