A HALIFAX dad who gave false details of his income on two mortgage applications has been sentenced to nine months in jail, suspended for two years.
Shakeel Nazir’s fraudulent declarations totalling just over £120,000 came to light after police raided a property he rented out in Summergate Place and discovered cannabis with a street value of around £6,500 being stored in a basement and under the floorboards of a bedroom.
The 32-year-old’s cousin, Jamil Nasir, also received a suspended prison term after he admitted he had been storing the cannabis and other drugs-related equipment for someone else.
The police inquiry, which began following the raid in January last year, also revealed that some of the cannabis had been handled by Bradford man Mohammed Khan and he accepted that he had passed on the drugs in exchange for £100.
Prosecutor Gerald Hendron told Bradford Crown Court Nazir had claimed he was earning more than £20,000 a year when he applied for a re-mortgage on the property in Summergate Place and another mortgage on his current home in Mile Cross Road.
Judge John Potter heard that although the mortgages were obtained fraudulently the required repayments had been made and no loss had been suffered by the lending institutions.
Nazir, who admitted two charges of fraud and one of converting criminal property, was told he would have to do 250 hours’ unpaid work for the community as part of his suspended sentence order.
Nasir, 27, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
He was sentenced to eight months in jail, suspended for two years, and told to perform 150 hours’ unpaid work for the community.
Khan, 37, of Clipstone Street, West Bowling, also admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
His prison sentence of eight months was also suspended for two years and he was ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work.
Khan will also be subject to supervision for two years.