The Daily Telegraph
Lawyer jailed over £600,000 fraud
A lawyer who defrauded the Commonwealth and a leading US law firm out of £650,000 has been jailed for seven and a half years.
Joshua Brien, 47, a dual Canadianaustralian citizen, diverted just over £150,000 into his bank account while employed at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, Southwark Crown Court heard. The fraud came to light two years later when he diverted £403,232 and later £90,000 into his account while at Cooley, a US law firm.
Brien, of Notting Hill, west London, was convicted of three charges of fraud by abuse of position and one charge of fraud by false representation between January 2015 and Oct 25 2019.