Brimsdown man admits conning five people out of nearly £200k

Nydayishmye Shabani pled guilty to three counts of money laundering at St Albans Crown Court

St Albans Crown Court
St Albans Crown Court

A man who conned five people out of over £192,750 has pled guilty to three counts of money following an investigation in Hertfordshire.

Nydayishmye Shabani, aged 49 and from Carterhatch Road in Brimsdown, used his company Protek Property Solutions Ltd to charge vulnerable victims for unnecessary and over-priced roofing work.

Following a detailed investigation by Hertfordshire County Council’s trading standards team, Shabani, pled guilty to money laundering offences at St Albans Crown Court last Friday (1st).

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Protek Property Solutions operated by door-stepping vulnerable and elderly residents in a deliberate attempt to exploit them. The business was also used as a front for illegal money laundering.

The team investigating managed to secure refunds back from the banks of over £280,000. They are now in the process of pursuing confiscation hearings against the individual under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Morris Bright, executive member for community safety at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “The individual involved in this illegal activity did not have any thought for the victims exploited.

“We’re pleased we’ve been able to recover the money that was obtained through dishonest trading and want this case to act as a deterrent to those thinking of operating in this way.”

Shabani will be sentenced at a later date.

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