Opera singer convicted of Fraud

James Marsland secured the conviction of Andrew Amdur on counts of fraud and theft in relation to sums totalling £105,000. Amdur, an opera singer, had befriended a wealthy and vulnerable widow. Over the course of several months he had gained her confidence. The fraud concerned a payment, ostensibly for charity, which he directed to his own account. The theft concerned £25,000, notionally for the purchase of a harp. Mr Amdur was convicted on all counts after a 2 week trial. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

The case received national press coverage, including in The Times, The Sun and The London Evening Standard.