• Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Accountant jailed for forging dead mother’s will

Girish Dahyabhai Patel will spend 12 months at Pentonville prison

By: Sarwar Alam

An accountant, who was found guilty of forging his dead mother’s will earlier this year, has been jailed for 12 months for lying under oath, a media report said today. London-based Girish Dahyabhai Patel had used a blank sheet of paper with his deceased mother’s signature and printed a document around it claiming she had left him a £40 million stake in the family’s £160 million palm oil plantation business in Malaysia. The 65-year-old’s claim was challenged in court by his brother Yashwant and detailed forensic analysis revealed the document was a forgery. At the High Court in London in February…

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