A senior NHS manager and three accomplices found guilty of money laundering and fraud offences after a £3.5M NHS fraud have been sentenced to a total nine years and eight months in prison.
Conviction and sentencing at Leeds Crown Court followed a lengthy investigation led by police and supported by NHS Protect and HMRC. The investigation was launched into the £3.5m loss to Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust and NHS England in March 2014.
Losses were identified as being due to the awarding of training contracts to one company. Money was then siphoned off to another company registered to the wife of the person who awarded the contracts. It is the latest incident of large-scale NHS fraud – an issue Rahman Ravelli has repeatedly highlighted.