Boxing promoter Barry Hughes jail sentence quashed and he is fined £45k on appeal

BOXING promotor Barry Hughes has been fined £45,000 after appeal court judges quashed his 43-month jail sentence for mortgage fraud and money laundering.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

The 35-year-old was jailed for three and a half years in March 2014 after pleading guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to illegally obtaining £1.2 million for two mortgages.

He was also convicted of laundering £150,000 and using some of the cash to buy a designer Rolex watch.

But yesterday, at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh, his jail sentence was set asside.

Howevever prosecutors are now poised to take Hughes to court in a bid to win cash from him using Proceeds of Crime legislation.

Finance

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

169627

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Whatever the result, the fans are Still Game

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

The indyref vote is the biggest decision of our lives

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.