Robin Shellard has secured convictions on behalf of Brent Trading Standards against four defendants for fraud and money laundering after a 5 week trial at Harrow Crown Court. The first two defendants were convicted of defrauding elderly pensioners by stating that their roofs needed work when there was little or nothing wrong with their houses. Over £500,000 was obtained from the victims. The money was then paid into various company accounts controlled by the third and fourth defendants before the money was transferred over seas. They were sentenced on the 4th October 2019 to between two and a half years and six years imprisonment.