Judge sends adviser with HK link to prison for 3 years, urges FCA to consider regulatory action

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A judge in Edinburgh has sent down a former financial adviser for three years for his role in embezzling £170,000 from a client, stating that despite Scotland's sentencing guidelines he saw no other option, while also recommending the Crown "bring this matter to the attention of the Financial Conduct Authority to consider what, if any, regulatory action may be appropriate." Sheriff Kenneth Campbell QC sentenced Gordon Couch following the outcome of a jury trial that considered his actions over several years. On sentencing Sheriff Campbell made the following statement in court: "You...

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