A former Virgin Atlantic pilot has been jailed for 14 years after posing as a property developer in a £30m mortgage fraud.
The BBC reports Mark Entwistle, 47, Iived a lavish lifestyle spending money at casinos in Las Vegas and on a luxury boat.
Southwark Crown Court heard Entwistle used corrupt solicitors and accountants to approve his loan applications while pretending to be a Windsor-based property developer.
Two solicitors and an accountant were also jailed for fraud.
Entwistle and Willmett’s solicitors partner Jonathan Gilbert, 45, conned the Royal Bank of Scotland and Northern Rock out of more than £6m, the court heard.
Gilbert pleaded guilty to 21 counts of conspiracy to defraud and was jailed for 12 years.
Bank employees were also found guilty of involvement including accountant Nicholas Pomroy, 58, who was sentenced to three years; and solicitor Matthew Robinson, 40, who received five years.
The judge branded Entwistle “arrogant and greedy, brazen to the last with no expression of remorse”.
He added: “A great deal of money was blown on your excesses Mr Entwistle, to keep up the vague pretence to your friends and others of what a rich and successful man you were.”