The Life of the “Lord of Fraud”

Source: Mail Online, 11th July 2012

It seems to us that “Lord” Hugh Rodley should choose a different career…

  • 1980 – under the name Hugh McGough, the Irishman admitted forging document and obtaining goods by misrepresentation, for which he was jailed for 15 months
  • 1987 – Convicted of three charges of obtaining property by disception and sentenced to spend time in prison
  • 2004 – Planned to steal £229 million from Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in one of the biggest ever cyber crimes of its kind. He was jailed for eight years
  • 2010 – During the Sumitomo trial was accused of trying to pass off fake cheques worth £45,120 and £35,399 and trying to defraud his co-conspirator David Nash by using his identity to spend £27,000 on credit cards
  • 2012 – Found guilty of £6million scam convincing 600 pensioners to invest in shares that were never floated on the stock market