Slough broker and accomplice jailed

Mortgage broker Tahir Malik and his accomplice Patrick Kamande have been jailed for a total of 12 and a half years after being found guilty of multiple mortgage frauds.

Broker Malik was sentenced to six and a half years and Kamande six years at Reading Crown Court on April 13. Kamande’s wife Mary Kimani also received a 10-month sentence, suspended for 18 months.

Malik, who ran Slough-based Enterprise Mortgage Solutions, pleaded guilty to obtaining services by deception in 2004 and two counts of fraud relating to personal house purchases in 2007 and 2008.

He also admitted three offences of obtaining a money transfer by deception and five of fraud, which also involved Kamande and one which involved Kimani between 2005 and 2009.

These offences concerned the purchase by Kamande of properties on mortgages brokered by Malik.

Two of these were made under a false name and were later sold to Kamande and Kimani. Another three fraud offences involved the attempted purchases using other false names. Kamande and Kimani were found guilty on February 15 of all the offences.