By Lynda Roughley, June 13, 2008
A Manchester businessman involved in a huge international “advance fee” fraud has been jailed.
Michael Rashman was sentenced to four years and nine months’ imprisonment by a judge who told him: “You have tarnished the good name of British overseas trading.”
Judge Gerald Clifton told Rashman, 54, that he accepted he had not played the leading role. He put his role “behind that of Carl Montlake but ahead of David Sasson”, the other two Jewish defendants.
He said that it was not pleasant to send a person like him to prison but he had a duty to the public.