Rizwan Hussain’s appeal against prison term refused

By Owen Sanderson
23 Sep 2020

The Court of Appeal ruled last week that Rizwan Hussain’s 12 month prison term for contempt of court would stand, leaving the controversial former banker incarcerated after a legal fight over unpaid bills for a London flat rental.

The sentence, for two counts of contempt of court, was discounted in the original judgement from 18 months to 12 to reflect that “[Hussain] was previously of good character, the effect of incarceration upon someone in his position, the effect on his future earning ability and, in particular, ...

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