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Yorkshire man jailed for Ritz scam

Yorkshire man jailed for Ritz scam

2:09pm 2nd July 2010
(Updated 5:43am 5th July 2010)

A jobless lorry driver's from East Yorkshire's been convicted of trying to sell the Ritz Hotel in London for £250 million pounds in an elaborate fraud.

A court heard 49 year old Anthony Lee from Goole tried to convince a potential buyer he was a "close associate" of the owners of the prestigious hotel.

Following today's verdict, after a 4 week trial, Lee was handed an immediate custodial sentence, the length of which will be determined at a hearing later this month. (July 27th 2010)

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