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PIA expels Nottingham adviser

The PIA has expelled IFA Bowbanks & Field of High Street, Hucknall, Nottingham for failing to be fit and proper to conduct investment business. The move comes after its sole director and regis-tered principal Graham Field pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to perverting the course of justice and obtaining money by deception. He was sentenced to four months&#39 imprisonment in January.

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