Former Deputy District Judge Jailed At Southwark Crown Court
Simon Kenny, aged 60, and his legal executive assistant and former lover, Emma Coates, aged 47, were both jailed for 6 years after being convicted of two counts of Fraud, following a Prosecution brought by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division.
The Trial heard how Kenny, who ran CK Solicitors in Selsey, West Sussex and Coates, transferred money to themselves from the firm’s client account over a period of four years.
The couple stole £780,000 from clients of the law firm to fund the running of the firm and substantial spending on a life of luxury.
Sadly, the firm’s accountant, Robert Foskett, committed suicide after realising that he had been lied to.
The Deputy Head of the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, Naheed Hussain said:
“The prosecution showed how Simon Kenny and Emma Coates fraudulently took five figure sums from their firm’s clients, including £85,000 from the will of an elderly woman. Through detailed analysis of the financial transactions, prosecutors and investigators were able to present a compelling case to the jury which resulted in these convictions.”
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