A man has been jailed for six years after submitting fraudulent documents to the High Court, in the first conviction of its kind in the UK
Shahrooz Ghassemian, 47, of no fixed address, submitted a number of fraudulent payment schedules and false court orders to The Royal Courts of Justice in London and the Court Funds Office in Scotland in an attempt to get money paid into three separate bank accounts in the name of his mother, after her property was sold as the result of a court order.
The largest amount of money he attempted to claim was £340,248.21 and the smallest was £278,357.72.
As part of this conviction, Ghassemian was found to have fraudulently obtained an order in the High Court which allowed him and his mother to unlawfully regain the property and consequently evict the rightful owner.
Ghassemian and his mother, who has since died, had previously lost various civil court cases against the court ordered sale of the property and attempts to be reinstated to the property were unsuccessful.