Ex-Ince partner jailed for fraud faked letters in OBE bid

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  • The ultimate red Herring!

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  • So Ince would never have caught him but for the police investigation of the bogus OBE application? It makes you wonder what other instances of disbursement fraud exist in other City firms.

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  • What a flipping sociopath this guy is.

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  • Makes you wonder why the SRA haven't taken proceedings against Ince & Co?
    If he had been a partner of a small firm of lawyers we all know that they would have hounded out of their jobs, and probably homes, by now...
    Clearly SRA are gutless and spineless in dealing with the City Firms...

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  • Sociopath is a good term, divorced his wife to protect her assets but lo and behold still living together happily in the same Hampshire home they renovated.

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  • Glad to see Incey-wincey Iyer has been washed down the spout, though frankly I think he got off lightly. Whilst this might not seem the most sophisticated of frauds when looked at in hindsight, it does go to show that some of these stunts are quite easy to pull and a lot of reliance is put on the integrity of the profession which guys like this and other recent notable conviction simply undermine. This is why the book should be thrown at them more heavily as, ultimately, it will affect all of us.

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  • I thought this would be the bog standard greedy partner fraud until I read the bit about him faking a letter from a 'retired cancer research co-ordinator'. Mind-boggling and in the utmost of bad taste. It's also alarming that he could steal from clients for so long without Ince noticing.

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  • It was never about the money with Andy; it was always about the status. Having lied and cheated for relative wealth it makes perfect sense that his next goal was an "honour".

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  • Utterly sad. I remember Andy as a hard working and talented lawyer who had the respect and admiration of his colleagues. He had a charm that brought in clients and worked long hours to deliver. He didn't need to cheat to be successful. It all looks so unsophisticated in hindsight, but he really was not someone you would have suspected. And the OBE thing is just bizarre.

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  • Is it true that he even dressed as Ms Herring from time to time as part of becomming the lie?

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  • Charismatic, charming, good looking, totally plausible and very successful - with all the associated trappings and all the taste. You couldn't help liking and admiring Andy Iyer. How could it have gone so wrong ? Maybe read his book "Betrayed" and one can see a complex and devious mind at work. But then again, was he actually the author ? He'll have more time for writing now. Very sad.

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  • " ... with a view to showing that it was easy to obtain one falsely."
    obviously not easy enough!

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