3. Plunder Down Under
A Perth, Australia man already serving life in jail for murdering his wife was recently sentenced to a further 10 years in prison for stealing and defrauding $5.8 million from clients, including his own father, to fund his gambling habit while pretending to be a financial advisor.
Ahmed Seedat, 38, was convicted for murder in 2018 for bludgeoned his wife Fahima Yusuf, 32, with a tire iron and burying her in the backyard of their Carlisle home.
Seedat was a director of an accounting firm and a qualified accountant, but deceived his victims into wrongly believing that he was also a financial advisor. Apparently, something of a crime multitasker, between November 2013 and September 2018 Seedat received dozens of fund transfers from his “clients,” but instead of investing it in shares he transferred the money to his own personal accounts. He provided them with false portfolio evaluations to make them believe their money was growing.
According to Judge John Prior, Seedat stole from his father, other family members, clients, his personal trainer and "vulnerable" elderly people to feed his "high level" gambling addiction.
He was sentenced to a total of 10 years jail for the crime, to be served concurrently with his life murder sentence.